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A compilation of initiatives to support home-based child care
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, March 31, 2010
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

A compilation of profiles of 96 initiatives that target and support home-based child care

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Evaluation of the Minnesota Family, Friend and Neighbor Grant Program: Report summary to the 2010 Minnesota Legislature
Minnesota. Department of Human Services, February 2010
(DHS-5269A-ENG). St. Paul: Minnesota, Department of Human Services.

A summary of an evaluation of the Minnesota Family, Friend, and Neighbor Grant Program, which provided funding to organizations to educate and support family, friend, and neighbor child care providers, that examined the development of children in family, friend, and neighbor care and the characteristics, knowledge, and caregiving practices of providers

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Evaluation of the Minnesota Family, Friend and Neighbor Grant Program: Report to the 2010 Minnesota Legislature
Minnesota. Department of Human Services, February 2010
(DHS-5269-ENG). St. Paul: Minnesota, Department of Human Services.

An evaluation of the Minnesota Family, Friend, and Neighbor Grant Program, which provided funding to organizations to educate and support family, friend, and neighbor child care providers, that examined the development of children in family, friend, and neighbor care and the characteristics, knowledge, and caregiving practices of providers

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Family, friends & neighbors: Year 1 evaluation report
SRA International, Inc., August, 2010
Grand Rapids, MI: First Steps.

An evaluation of Family, Friends and Neighbor Care, a program in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to improve the quality of home-based child care providers through home visits and play groups, that examines program implementation and changes in caregiving quality, children's vocabulary, and provider access to community resources, based on program data, surveys from 15 parents, stakeholder interviews and focus groups, pre- and post-program observations of 33 providers, and pre- and post-program assessments of 29 children

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Family, friends & neighbors: Year 1 evaluation report [Executive summary]
SRA International, Inc., August, 2010
Grand Rapids, MI: First Steps.

A summary of an evaluation of Family, Friends and Neighbor Care, a program in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to improve the quality of home-based child care providers through home visits and play groups, that examines program implementation and changes in caregiving quality, children's vocabulary, and provider access to community resources, based on program data, surveys from 15 parents, stakeholder interviews and focus groups, pre- and post-program observations of 33 providers, and pre- and post-program assessments of 29 children

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GDP and the value of family caretaking: How much does Europe care?
Giannelli, Gianna Claudia, July 2010
(Discussion Paper No. 5046). Bonn, Germany: Institute for the Study of Labor.

An estimation of the value of unpaid family domestic work (UFDW) and unpaid family child care work (UFCW) in the European Union, based on cross-national data form the Harmonised European Time Use Survey (HETUS) and the European Survey of Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)

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Getting organized: Unionizing home-based child care providers: 2010 update
Blank, Helen, June 2010
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

An examination of statewide efforts between February 2007 and March 2010 to allow home-based child care workers, including licensed family child care providers and regulation-exempt family, friend, and neighbor caregivers receiving subsidies, to join unions

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How grandparents matter: Support for the cooperative breeding hypothesis in a contemporary Dutch population
Kaptijn, Ralf, December 2010
Human Nature, 21(4), 393-405

A study of the relationship between childbearing decisions and the availability of grandparent care, based on a longitudinal study of the fecundity decisions of the adult children of 474 grandparents from The Netherlands

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Offering to provide child care for preschool grandchildren: Grandparents behaving generatively
Materne, Chris J., March 2010
Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29(1), 47-48

An examination of the degree of generative concern as expressed in a survey of 85 grandparent providers of child care for preschool grandchildren

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Profiles of grandmothers providing child care to their grandchildren in South Korea
Lee, Jaerim, 2010
Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 41(3), 455-475

A study of the relationship between the amount of time grandmothers provide care for their grandchildren and their personal, financial, and social participation characteristics, based on questionnaire responses of 3,329 respondents 45- through 79-years-old who have at least one grandchild from the Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing (KLoS A), a survey of a nationally representative sample of Korean men and women aged 45 years or older

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Promoting school readiness by improving family, friend, and neighbor care
Rucker, Tonja, May, 2010
Washington, DC: National League of Cities.

A discussion of strategies for the improvement of family, friend, and neighbor child care services to promote children's school readiness

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Regarding au pairs in the Norwegian welfare state
Sollund, Ragnhild, May 2010
European Journal of Women's Studies, 17(2), 143-160

A qualitative study of self-justifications of Norwegian families who choose to employ an au pair from data based on interviews with 10 families and 32 currently or previously working au pairs

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A review of the literature on home-based child care: Implications for future directions: Final
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, January 15, 2010
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

An exploration of the use of family and informal child care initiatives to improve children's development and families' outcomes, based on a review of over 135 research articles on past and present family child care interventions

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Sibling caretaking in immigrant families: Understanding cultural practices to inform child welfare practice and evaluation
Hafford, Carol, August 2010
Evaluation and Program Planning, 33(3), 294-302

A discussion of sibling caretaking in immigrant families, in which older children supervise and socialize younger children, and implications for child welfare practice and evaluation

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Situational stressors among African-American women living in low-lncome urban areas: The role of social support
Ajrouch, Kristine J., March 2010
Women & Health, 50(2), 159-175

An examination of the relationship between social support, inlcuding family, freind, or neighbor child care support, and stress from interviews with 736 African-American women caring for young children in a high-poverty context in Detroit

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Supporting quality in home-based child care: A compendium of 23 initiatives
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, March 05, 2010
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

A compendium of details and descriptions of 23 quality initiatives targeted at home-based child care

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Supporting quality in home-based child care: Final brief
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, March 31, 2010
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

Highlights of findings from an examination of the prevalence and quality of home-based child care, with a focus on programs and initiatives to improve the quality and outcomes of children who attend

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Supporting quality in home-based child care: Initiative design and evaluation options
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, March 30, 2010
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

A discussion of strategies for the implementation and evaluation of programs and initiatives that support home-based child care

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Understanding caregiving patterns, motivations, and resource needs of subsidized family, friend, and neighbor child care providers
Liu, Meirong, May/June 2010
Child Welfare, 89(3), 99-119

A descriptive study of the economic characteristics, caregiving experiences, motivations for caregiving, and licensing, training, and resource needs of subsidized family, friend, and neighbor child care providers, based on a survey of 301 randomly selected Illinois providers

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Who cares for me?: Grandparents, nannies and babysitters caring for children in contemporary Italy
Sarti, Raffaella, December, 2010
Paedagogica Historica, 46(6), 789-802

A discussion of the expansion of paid domestic and care work in Italy as contrasted with the lack of growth in paid private child care, with a focus on the involvement of grandparents in child care for all families, including those of domestic workers, based on a combination of demographic, labor force, and care usage data, and interviews with migrant domestic workers

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