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Holmes Jennifer F., St. Laurent Christine W., Spencer Rebecca M., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Unhealthy dietary choices are associated with poor sleep in children through adults. Yet, how diet and sleep are related in early childhood, when diet is reliant on parent choices around food availability, is unknown. The authors aimed to explore…

Heggeness Misty L., December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
I examine the impact of the COVID-19 shock on parents’ labor supply during the initial stages of the pandemic. Using difference-in-difference estimation and monthly panel data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), I compare labor market…
Huye Holly F., Connell Carol Lawson, Dufrene Brad Andrew, Mohn Richard S., Newkirk Caroline, Tannehill Jennifer, Sutton Victor, December, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To describe the methodology of the Impact of a Preschool Obesity Prevention intervention enhanced with positive behavioral supports. Design: The social ecological model serves as the conceptual framework for this study, which has a within…
Padilla Christina M., Oct-Dec 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parent engagement has been a cornerstone of Head Start since its inception in 1965. Prior studies have found evidence for small to moderate impacts of Head Start on parenting behaviors but have not considered the possibility that individual Head…
University of Oregon. Center for Translational Neuroscience. RAPID-EC Research Group, 08 September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This week, we looked at what families are facing in fall 2020 as distance learning becomes the new norm for much of the nation. While the RAPID survey focuses on households with young children aged 0 to 5, this week we took a closer look at the…
Heggeness Misty L., Fields Jason M., 18 August, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report examines how school and child care closures are affecting working mothers and fathers, based on data from the U.S. Census's Household Pulse Survey (Week 12: July 16 – 21, 2020) and the Current Population Survey (IPUMS-CPS).
Heggeness Misty L., August, 2020
Reports & Papers
I examine the impact of the COVID-19 shock on parents' labor supply during the initial stages of the pandemic. Using difference-in-difference estimation and monthly panel data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), I compare labor market…
Paschall Katherine W., Moore Kristin Anderson, Pina Gabriel, Anderson Samantha, May, 2020
Reports & Papers

The analyses in this brief examine the associations between a young child's experiences and the extent to which parents report that the child is healthy and ready to learn. Data used for these analyses are from the 2017 and 2018 waves of the…

Cardia Emanuela, Gomme Paul, July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Raising children takes considerable time, particularly for women. Yet, the role of childcare time has received scant attention in the macroeconomics literature. We develop a life-cycle model in which the time dimension of childcare plays a central…
Paschall Katherine W., Mastergeorge Ann M., January/February 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study used a person-centered approach to examine stability and change in parenting typologies across early childhood. Profiles were associated within and across time with contextual covariates, including demographic characteristics, risk…
Lin Ching-Hsuan, Wiley Angela R. (Angela Renee), November, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Relative child care is the most common type of child care, especially for low-income and racial/ethnic minority families. This type of child care may provide emotional support but also generate stress. This study examines whether the use of relative…
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…
Baumgartner Jennifer, McBride Brent A., Ota Carrie L., DiCarlo Cynthia F., July, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study explores the associations among parental education, weekly work hours, child behaviours, and parental daily hassles and parents desires for continuity between home and childcare. Data were collected using questionnaires from 82 parents…
O'Neal Colleen, Weston Lynsey, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Berlin Lisa J., Atapattu Ranga, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Infant-parent interactions occur across many situations, yet most home-based assessments of parenting behaviors are conducted under conditions of low stress, such as free play. In this study, low-income mothers from the Early Head Start Research and…
Ansari Arya, Purtell Kelly M., Gershoff Elizabeth, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using data from the Head Start Impact Study (n = 3,696), this article examines whether one year of Head Start differentially benefited parents as a function of their initial parenting behaviors. Four outcomes are examined, namely, parents' rates of…