Examining the impact of maternal health, race, and socioeconomic status on daughter's self-rated health over three decades

Tetyana P. Shippee, Kathleen Rowan, Kamesh Sivagnanam, J. Michael Oakes

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

This study examines the role of mother's health and socioeconomic status on daughter's self-rated health using data spanning three decades from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Mature Women and Young Women (N = 1,848 matched mother-daughter pairs; 1,201 White and 647 African American). Using nested growth curve models, we investigated whether mother's self-rated health affected the daughter's self-rated health and whether socioeconomic status mediated this relationship. Mother's health significantly influenced daughters' self-rated health, but the findings were mediated by mother's socioeconomic status. African American daughters reported lower self-rated health and experienced more decline over time compared with White daughters, accounting for mother's and daughter's covariates. Our findings reveal maternal health and resources as a significant predictor of daughters' self-rated health and confirm the role of socioeconomic status and racial disparities over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-175
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development
Volume81
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2015

Keywords

  • Cumulative inequality
  • Disadvantage
  • Intergenerational
  • Racial inequality
  • Resources
  • Self-rated health
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Stratification

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Examining the impact of maternal health, race, and socioeconomic status on daughter's self-rated health over three decades'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this