The Investment Model
The Investment Model supports the idea that greater family resources reduce risks associated with the stress of poverty and help create environments that promote competent development. The model suggests that economic resources increase the investment parents are able to make in their children's development, promoting academic and social competencies. Parents with increased resources are able to provide the care, time, and services necessary to support their child's emotional needs. These investments contribute to enriched learning environments, higher standards of living, and safer homes and neighborhoods.