What We Know About Childcare
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What We Know About Childcare by Alison Clarke-Stewart
Book DescriptionNearly three-quarters of American mothers work full- or part-time - usually out of financial necessity - and require regular childcare. How do such arrangements affect children? If they are not at home with their mothers, will they be badly behaved, intellectually delayed, or emotionally stunted? Backed by the best current research, Alison Clarke-Stewart and Virginia Allhusen bring a reassuring answer to parents' fears and offer guidance for making difficult decisions. Quality childcare, they show, may be even more beneficial to children than staying at home. Although children who spend many hours in care may be unruly compared with children at home, those who attend quality programs tend to be cognitively ahead of their peers. They are just as attached to their mothers and reap the additional benefits of engaging with other children. Ultimately, it's parents who matter most; what happens at home makes the difference in how children develop. And today's working mothers actually spend more time interacting with their children than stay-at-home mothers did a generation ago.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674017498
(229mm x 140mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Divorce, Paperback (November 2007)
Provides a balanced overview of the research on divorce. This book examines the scientific evidence to uncover what can be said with certainty about divorce and what remains to be learned about this socially and politically charged issue. It also examines the impact of marital breakup on children, adults, and society.
Families Count, Hardback (March 2006)
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Daycare, Paperback (March 1998)» View all books by Alison Clarke-Stewart
In this revised and expanded edition of her study of 1982, Alison Clarke-Stewart draws on extensive research to survey the social, political and economic landscape of daycare between the mid-1980s and mid-1990s.
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Author Biography - Alison Clarke-Stewart
Alison Clarke-Stewart is Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior and Associate Dean of Research at the University of California, Irvine. Virginia D. Allhusen is Research Associate in Psychology and Social Behavior and, along with Clarke-Stewart, is senior researcher in the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development at the University of California, Irvine.
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