Pew's Research Center staffers reports on the debate about how finances can affect parenting and children's future.
A new survey by Pew Research Center shows that parents with lower income can limit their child's safe environment. Parents with lower income are more likely to have their children become victims of violence. It's also more difficult for parents with lower income to get their children involved in more after-school activities because of finances. However, both high and low income parents do agree that they are doing a good job raising their children.
About half (52%) of those with annual family incomes less than $30,000 say these programs are hard to find in their community, compared with 29% of those with incomes of $75,000 or higher.
About seven-in-ten (72%) parents want their own parents to think they are doing a good job raising their children, and smaller but substantive shares care a lot that their friends (52%) and people in their community (45%) see them as good parents.