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Who should care for our kids? The effects of infant child care on early child development

Date Added to Library: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 14:29
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 
10.1080/10796120903575085
Priority: 
normal
Individual Author: 
Peng, Duan
Robins, Philip K.
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Published Date: 
March 2010
Published Date (Text): 
March 2010
Publication: 
Journal of Children and Poverty
Volume: 
16
Issue Number: 
1
Page Range: 
1-45
Year: 
2010
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Abstract: 

This paper examines the relationship between various types of child care during the first year of a child's life and the child's language and social development measured at age three. A unique contribution of the paper is the estimation of a general selection-correction model that accounts for non-random selection of children into different types of child care. The analysis uses data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS), a birth cohort of children born to predominantly low-income single mothers. The results indicate that compared with maternal care, relative care during infancy has more beneficial effects on a child's language development, while day care centers have more beneficial effects on a child's behavioral development. (author abstract)

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45
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