Professors Shawna Lee and Andy Grogan-Kaylor have been awarded a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for the Global Families project. Their project will use data from over 520,000 families in 57 low- and middle-income countries to examine the similarities and differences in parenting and child development, and the effects of social factors, including parental physical abuse and violent norms and crimes, worldwide.
"We are thrilled that the grant provides us with the opportunity to look at the relationship of gender inequality, parenting and child development in a large number of countries worldwide, and that the grant also gives us an opportunity to carry out this project working with undergraduate students at UM-Flint," said Grogan-Kaylor.
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