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The influence of immigration status on early childhood education and care enrollment

Resource Type: Reports & Papers
Author(s): Greenberg, Joy Pastan; Kahn, Jessica M.
Date Issued: February, 2011
Description: Early childhood education and care has become the norm for children in the United States and most European countries. In the United States, immigrant children, a growing demographic, are under-enrolled, particularly in formal settings. This research revealed that younger children of immigrant mothers were less likely to be in non-parental care, but immigrant status did not affect enrollment of three-five-year-old children when various parental and child characteristics were controlled. Socio-economic factors were more important predictors of early childhood education and care use than immigrant status in the older group, which suggests that policies aimed at increasing enrollment among immigrants must consider the primacy of these variables. (author abstract)
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Journal Title: Journal of Early Childhood Research
Volume Number: 9
Issue Number: 1
Page Range: 20-35
Topics: Parents & Families > Parent/Family Characteristics > Immigrant & Migrant Status

Child Care & Early Education Providers/Organizations > Provider Type/Setting
Country: United States
ISSN: 1476-718X Paper
1741-2927 Online
Peer Reviewed: yes
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