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What children need

Author: Jane Waldfogel
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006.
Series: Family and public policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Waldfogel, Jane.
What children need.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)644147838
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Waldfogel
ISBN: 0674022122 9780674022126
OCLC Number: 61758050
Description: 269 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Children and parents --
2. Infants and toddlers --
3. Preschool-age children --
4. School-age children --
5. Adolescents --
6. Where do we go from here?
Series Title: Family and public policy.
Responsibility: Jane Waldfogel.

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What do children need to grow and develop? And how can their needs be met when parents work? Emphasising the importance of parental choice, quality of care, and work opportunities, this work guides  Read more...

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[Waldfogel] gives readers a solid sense of the gaps between what children need and what they are getting, as well as a blueprint for what public policy can and should do to provide for those needs. Read more...

 
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