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Breast-feeding, day-care attendance and the frequency of antibiotic treatments from 1.5 to 5 years: A population-based longitudinal study in Canada
Dubois, Lise, 2005
Social Science & Medicine, 60(9), 2035-2044

An investigation using a nationally representative sample of Canadian children to examine the impact of breast feeding on children's health and its relation to child care attendance during the child's first five years using antibiotic treatments as the general measure of health

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Community resilience, quality childcare, and preschoolers' mental health: A three-city comparison
Maggi, Stefania, October, 2011
Social Science & Medicine, 73(7), 1080-1087

A study of the association between child care center quality and rates of mental health problems in the populations of children at 24 child care centers in Kamloops, Vernon, and Merritt, British Columbia, Canada

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Concentrated affluence, concentrated disadvantage, and children’s readiness for school: A population-based, multi-level investigation
Carpiano, Richard M., August 2009
Social Science & Medicine, 69(3), 420-432

An examination of the relationship between neighborhood-level concentrated affluence/disadvantage and child-level developmental outcomes in a study population of 37,798 Kindergarten children residing in 433 neighborhoods throughout the province of British Columbia, Canada

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Can preschool improve child health outcomes?: A systematic review
D'Onise, Katina, May 2010
Social Science & Medicine, 70(9), 1423-1440

A review of the literature on child health effects of center-based preschool intervention programs for healthy 4 year olds beyond the preschool years, from 37 studies published between 1980 to July 2008

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Family Routines Inventory
Jensen, Eric W., 1983
Social Science & Medicine, 17(4), 201-211

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Individual, social and environmental correlates of physical activity among women living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods
Cleland, Verity, June, 2010
Social Science & Medicine, 70(12), 2011-2018

A study of the individual, social, and neighborhood correlates of physical activity among women living in low socioeconomic status (SES) neighborhoods, that includes child care availability, based on responses of 4,108 women, 18- through 45-years-old randomly selected from urban and rural low SES neighborhoods in Victoria, Australia

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Maternal employment, child care, and nutritional status of 12-18-month-old children in Managua, Nicaragua
Lamontagne, Jessica F., 1998
Social Science & Medicine, 46(3), 403-414

A study of the relationship among maternal employment, child care strategies, and nutritional status of children 12-18 months of age in ten low income urban communities in Nicaragua

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Social Relationship Scale
O'Brien, Kerth, 1993
Social Science & Medicine, 36(9), 1161-1167

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Subsidized childcare and child development in Colombia: Effects of Hogares Comunitarios de Bienestar as a function of timing and length of exposure
Bernal, Raquel, November, 2013
Social Science & Medicine, 97(), 241-249

Rigorous evidence regarding the impact of early care and education on children's development comes primarily from high-income nations. A few studies from Latin America and the Caribbean have identified benefits of conditional cash transfer and home visiting programs on children's development. However, there is still controversy around the impact and cost-effectiveness of childcare approaches. Further research is needed to understand how scaled-up childcare settings may support the development of low-income children in Latin America. To that end, the present study sought to identify the effects of exposure to a subsidized childcare program in Colombia on children's nutritional status, cognitive and socioemotional development. This community-based program, known as Hogares Comunitarios de Bienestar (HCB), serves 800 thousand low-income children under age 6, delivering home-based childcare, supplementary nutrition, and psychosocial stimulation. We analyzed data on 10,173 program beneficiary children (ages 3-6) collected in 2007.We compared beneficiary children who had been in the program for a long time with beneficiary children who had been in the program for a month or less, by age group, to estimate program exposure effects. We used a matching estimator to correct for self-selection into different exposure levels. Results indicated that cognitive development improved 0.15 to 0.3 of a standard deviation (SD) after at least 15 months of exposure for children between 3 and 6 years of age. Socioemotional skills improved 0.12 to 0.3 SD for children older than 3 after at least 15 months of program exposure. No significant gains were found for nutritional status. The estimated benefit-cost ratio ranged from 1.0 to 2.7, depending upon varying discount rates. Findings lend support for a potentially effective strategy to promote the development of low-income children in Colombia and other developing nations. (author abstract)

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