What Children Need

What Children Need

by Jane Waldfogel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674022122

ISBN-13: 9780674022126

Pub. Date: 05/15/2006

Publisher: Harvard University Press

What do children need to grow and develop? And how can their needs be met when parents work? Emphasizing the importance of parental choice, quality of care, and work opportunities, economist Jane Waldfogel guides readers through the maze of social science research evidence to offer comprehensive answers and a vision for change. Drawing on the evidence, Waldfogel…  See more details below

Overview

What do children need to grow and develop? And how can their needs be met when parents work? Emphasizing the importance of parental choice, quality of care, and work opportunities, economist Jane Waldfogel guides readers through the maze of social science research evidence to offer comprehensive answers and a vision for change. Drawing on the evidence, Waldfogel proposes a bold new plan to better meet the needs of children in working families, from birth through adolescence, while respecting the core values of choice, quality, and work:

,Allow parents more flexibility to take time off work for family responsibilities;
,Break the link between employment and essential family benefits;
,Give mothers and fathers more options to stay home in the first year of life;
,Improve quality of care from infancy through the preschool years;
,Increase access to high-quality out-of-school programs for school-aged children and teenagers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674022126
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2006
Series:
Family and Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Children and Parents 11

2 Infants and Toddlers 36

3 Preschool-Age Children 83

4 School-Age Children 126

5 Adolescents 157

6 Where Do We Go from Here? 176

Notes 197

References 223

Acknowledgments 257

Index 261

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