Can FAST Build Social Capital Among Low-Income, Urban Latino Families
Grant: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) grant no. R01HD051762-01A2
Principal Investigators: Ruth Lopez Turley, Adam Gamoran, Alyn Turner, Rachel Fish, Dr. Lynn McDonald, Carmen R. Valdez
Test the causal effects of social capital on levels and inequalities of children’s social and cognitive development during the early elementary years. Social capital here refers to trust and shared expectations embedded in social networks of parents, teachers, and children. For young children, social capital operates primarily through their relationships with their parents, enhancing development through mechanisms of social support and social control. Children from low-income Latino families.