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Schilder Diane, Willenborg Peter, Lou Cary, Knowles Sarah, Thomas Kate, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. There are snapshots for 50 states, District of Columbia, and a separate national snapshot. Each snapshot provides the following: the number and share of children under age 6…

Ruppanner Leah, Moller Stephanie, Sayer Liana, 29 July, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigates the relationship between maternal employment and state-to-state differences in childcare cost and mean school day length. Pairing state-level measures with an individual-level sample of prime working-age mothers from the…
Yan Ni, Ansari Arya, Q4 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Informed by the transactional and bioecological theories, this study examined the bidirectional relations between intrusive caregiving and children's externalizing behaviors across the family and school systems during the early elementary school…
Adams Gina, Derrick-Mills Teresa, Heller Caroline, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report presents findings from a review of 17 programs and initiatives working to meet the child care needs of low-income parents seeking education and training. It highlights common strategies these organizations have implemented to meet the…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
In December of 2007, OHS turned to the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS), a relevant Federal resource that collects data annually on farmworker populations, to explore regional population demographics for MSHS-eligible families. In…
Adams Gina, Heller Caroline, Spaulding Shayne, Derrick-Mills Teresa, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
This paper is part of a larger Urban Institute project -- Bridging the Gap: Understanding the Intersection between Workforce Development and Child Care -- supported by the Ford Foundation, that examines the intersection between workforce development…
Crosnoe Robert, Prickett Kate Chambers, Smith Chelsea, Cavanagh Shannon E., April, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Family structure change can disrupt the settings of children's daily lives. Most scholarship focuses on disruption in the home environment. Moving beyond the home, this study explores the association between changes in family structure and changes…
Herbst Chris M., December, 2013
Reports & Papers
This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the Lanham Act of 1940, a heavily subsidized and universal child care program that was administered throughout the U.S. during World War II. I begin by estimating the impact of the Lanham Act on…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, March, 2012
Reports & Papers
Findings on the characteristics of families with children under 6 years old from the National Agricultural Worker Survey (NAWS), a national random sample survey of crop farmworkers, and findings on families' child care experiences from the NAWS…
Huston Aletha C., Aronson Stacey R., 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between maternal time with infants and the quality of mother-child relationships and children?s development, based on a sample of 1,053 mothers taken from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study…
Shears Jeffrey, Robinson JoAnn, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation into the influence of fathers' parenting beliefs and level of modernity on their children's development, based on a sample of 525 biological fathers and stepfathers participating in the Early Head Start Research and Demonstration…
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2005
Reports & Papers
An abridged version of a longitudinal study of the interaction between family risk factors and child care characteristics to determine their effect on behavior problems, prosocial behavior and language skills
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2005
Reports & Papers
An abridged reprint of a study reporting analyses of whether father, child and mother sociodemographic characteristics and maternal employment predict father's participation in caregiving activities and the sensitivity of fathers interactions with…
Dallaire Danielle H., Weinraub Marsha, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relative and absolute stability of parenting behaviors over the first 6 years of children?s lives, based on observed interaction tasks between parents and children in a sample of 1,364 participants enrolled in the Study of Early Child…
Han Wen-Jui, 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between parents' work schedules and child care arrangements, using longitudinal data collected by the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Early Child Care Research Network