Martha Zaslow, PhD
Dr. Zaslow's research considers the contributions of different contexts to the development of children in low-income families, including the family, child care, and policy contexts. In studying the role of the family, she has focused on parenting, carrying out observational studies of mother-child interaction in samples of families with a history of welfare receipt. She has also investigated the use of child care by families receiving welfare and strategies to improve child care quality.
- Vice President for Research, Child Trends
- PhD, Harvard University, Developmental Psychology
- Zaslow, M. J. (2004). Childcare for low-income families: Problems and promise. In A. Booth & A. C. Crouter (Eds.), Work-family challenges for low-income parents and their children (pp. 191-200). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Hair, E. C., McGroder, S. M., Zaslow, M. J., Ahluwalia, S. K., & Moore, K. A. (2002). How do maternal risk factors affect children in low-income families? Further evidence of two-generational implications. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 23, 65-94.
- Zaslow, M. J., Hair, E. C., Dion, M., Ahluwalia, S. K., & Sargent, J. (2001). Maternal depressive symptoms and low literacy as potential barriers to employment in a sample of families receiving welfare: Are there two-generational implications? Women and Health, 32, 211-251.
- Zaslow, M. J., Oldham, E., Moore, K. A., & Magenheim, E. (1999). Welfare families' use of early childhood care and education programs, and implications for their children's development. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 13, 535-563.
- Zaslow, M. J., Dion, M., Morrison, D. R., Weinfield, N., Ogawa, J., & Tabors, P. (1999). Protective factors in the development of preschool-age children of young mothers receiving welfare. In E. Hetherington (Ed.), Coping with divorce, single parenting, and remarriage: A risk and resiliency perspective (pp.193-223). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.