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American values and social policy for children
Condry, Sandra McConnell, 1982
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 461, 21-31

An evaluation of the influences of social science research in social policy using follow-up studies in the Consortium of Longitudinal Study

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Child care and working mothers in Puerto Rican families
Hurst, Marsha, 1982
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 461, 124-134

A study of urban Puerto Rican mothersí cultural attitudes towards child care, including their influence on child care arrangements, mothering attitudes, the family support system that surrounds them, and their impact on mothersí participation in the labor force

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Child care experiences and developmental outcomes
Burchinal, Margaret, 1999
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 563(1), 73-97

A review of studies on the impact of child care quality on young children's development, taking into account the effects of differences between families using and not using nonparental child care.

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Child care, maternal employment, and public policy
Hofferth, Sandra L., 1999
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 563(1), 20-38

A summary of research on the relationship between child care and self-sufficiency, looking at factors influencing child care use, affordability, availability, and quality and discussing the role of federal child care policy.

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Child care workers: High demand, low wages
Whitebook, Marcy, 1999
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 563(1), 146-161

An overview of child care employment, including identification of key characteristics and issues that have impeded the development of a highly skilled and stable early childhood workforce

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Closing the care gap that welfare reform left behind
Whilte, Lucie, 2001
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 577(1), 131-143

A review of the history of welfare reform and an exploration of state policies that could resource child care labor subsidized by low-income women's labor

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The cost of caring
England, Paula, 1999
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 561(1), 39-51

An inquiry into the existence of a financial penalty to workers providing care in fields such as early childhood education and care

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Current trends in European early child care and education
Tietze, Wolfgang, 1999
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 563(1), 175-193

An exploration of factors influencing the quality of early childhood education and care services in fifteen European countries

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Day care: Short- or long-term solution?
Jones, Elizabeth, 1982
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 461, 91-101

A discussion of child care, particularly the trend towards center-based child care, as a short-term necessity for employed mothers but not a long-term solution for children and their families; the discussion also proposes three social policy alternatives that should be developed

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Defining and assessing early childhood program quality
Cryer, Debby, 1999
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 563(1), 39-55

A discussion of child care process quality and instruments used to assess it

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Families and child care: Divergent viewpoints
Holloway, Susan D., 1999
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 563(1), 98-115

An overview of two perspectives on the respective roles of families and preschools in socialization and the education of young children

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From child to parent: Changing conceptions of early childhood intervention
Powell, Douglas R., 1982
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 461, 135-144

A discussion of the form, content, variance and impact of parent programs aimed at maximizing parentsí roles in child care and education

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Head Start as a national laboratory
Zigler, Edward F., 1982
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 461, 81-90

A critique of Project Head Start, with discussion of its unique position as a national laboratory for the design of effective interventions for children and adults, the programís shortcomings, and recommendations for Head Startís improvement, such as expansion of its Child and Family Resource Programs

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Hiring a nanny: The limits of private solutions to public problems
Wrigley, Julia, 1999
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 563(1), 162-174

An investigation into the socioeconomic and cultural conflicts surrounding the hiring of a live-in child care worker, based on interviews with 155 families and their nannies in the New York and Los Angeles areas

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The Kellogg Child Development Center: High-quality child care
Kellogg, Lorna, 1999
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 563(1), 56-72

An overview of the approach to the delivery of quality early childhood education and care services utilized by the Kellogg Child Development Center in Boulder, Colorado

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The licensing of child-care facilities
Corry, Claud B., 1964
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 355, 128-133

A description of the development and dynamics of child care licensing procedures in the United States

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Making child care ''affordable'' in the United States
Bergmann, Barbara R., 1999
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 563(1), 208-219

An overview of two alternative federally financed plans that would create affordable child care for American families

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Market constraints on child care quality
Morris, John R., 1999
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 563(1), 130-145

A study utilizing the data from Cost, Quality and Child Outcomes in Child Care Centers, The Study of Children in Family Child Care and Relative Care, and the Economics of Family Child Care Project to argue that most child care in the United States is of poor quality

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Natural helping networks in alleviating family stress
Watson, Eunice L., 1982
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 461, 102-112

Case studies and discussion of the role of natural helping networks, such as family members and friends, assisting working parents with young children to find family child care, and their influence on prevention and amelioration of child abuse and neglect

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Parents' choice of day care services
Moore, John C., 1982
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 461, 125-134

An analysis of factors involved in parentsí choice of child care, including need, provider types, household income and employment status

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Part-time care: The day-care problem
Hosley, Eleanor M., 1964
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 355, 56-61

A description of the widespread demand, from parents and children, for subsidized child care in the United States

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Preface: The silent crisis in U.S. child care
Helburn, Suzanne W., 1999
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 563(1), 8-19

An overview on the costs of child-rearing and child care, and whether society has a vested interest in financially supporting child care and early education

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The pre-school child: His social significance
Gesell, Arnold, 1923
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 105, 277-280

A discussion on the biological, psychological, physical and medical importance of the preschool child in the United States and the importance of social control over the preschool period

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Regulating child care quality
Gormley, Jr., William T., 1999
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 563(1), 116-129

An analysis from several perspectives on child care regulations and the impact of regulations on child care quality

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Relationships between early childhood groups in three states
Duane, Edward A., 1982
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 461, 43-52

A study of child care policy making structure in California, Michigan and New York, and a discussion of policy collaborations and conflicts among early child interest groups as well as local, federal, and private agencies

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