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  • Study: White parents who feel left behind by today’s economy favor harsher parenting practices

    Feelings of economic insecurity and perceptions of income inequality influence parents’ endorsement of authoritarian practices such as spanking, according to research by University of Illinois social work professor William Schneider.

    Feelings of economic insecurity and perceptions of income inequality influence parents’ endorsement of authoritarian practices such as spanking, according to research by University of Illinois social work professor William Schneider.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach William Schneider, call 217-300-8278; email ws16@illinois.edu