Carly Tubbs

Carly Tubbs is a Ph.D. student in the psychology and social intervention program at NYU.

 

Recent Articles

Cascading Effects of Parental Stress

Economic hardship reverberates through the family in multiple ways that harm children. 

O n August 14, 2003, the lights went out in cities across the Northeast. This rolling blackout, one of the worst in U.S. history, was a cascading failure, in which a local power surge on an already-overloaded system triggered failures across the network. Five years later, much of America was in the midst of another type of cascading failure. Like the Northeast blackout of 2003, the collapse of the housing market in 2007 flowed through multiple and interconnected systems, resulting in the deepest and most sustained global economic slowdown since the Great Depression. The ensuing recession reverberated through families, placing economic stresses on parents, with repercussions for an entire generation of children. These ripple effects couldn’t have come at a worse time for U.S. families already weighed down by a decade of stagnant wages and growing income inequality, particularly for low- and middle-income families. As developmental scientists, we know that economic deprivation—including...