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Child rearing in America : challenges facing parents with young children

Author: Neal Halfon; Kathryn Taaffe McLearn; Mark A Schuster
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This readable volume presents a rich picture of the lives of parents with young children in the US. The analyses and insights provided by this book will be invaluable for policy makers and for those  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neal Halfon; Kathryn Taaffe McLearn; Mark A Schuster
ISBN: 0521813204 0521012643 9780521813204 9780521012645
OCLC Number: 123124043
Description: xix, 428 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction and overview; Part I. Conditions of Families with Young Children Neal Halfon, Mark A. Schuster and Kathryn Taaffe McLearn: 2. Resources devoted to child development by families and society M. Rebecca Kilburn and Barbara L. Wolfe; 3. Preparing for parenthood: who's ready, who's not? Constance T. Gager, Sara S. McLanahan and Dana A. Glei; Part II. Child Rearing Practices: 4. Meeting the challenges of new parenthood: responsibilities, advice, and perceptions Allison Sidle Fuligni and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn; 6. Child discipline in the first three years of life Lawrence S. Wissow; 7. Breastfeeding in the United States today: are families prepared? Wendelin M. Slusser and Linda Lange; 8. Depressive symptoms in parents of children under age three: sociodemographic predictors, current correlates, and associated parenting behaviors Karlen Lyons Ruth, Rebecca Wolfe, Amy Lyubchik, Jessica Grogan and Ronald Steingard; Part III. Delivery of Health Services to Mothers and Children: 9. Prenatal care, delivery, and birth outcomes Paul H. Wise; 10. Access to health care for young children in the United States Paul W. Newacheck, Miles Hochstein, Kristen S. Marchi and Neal Halfon;11. Anticipatory guidance: what information do parents receive? What information do they want? Mark A. Schuster, Michael Regalado, Naihua Duan and David J. Klein; Part IV. Future Direction and Policy Implications: 12. New models of pediatric care Barry Zuckerman and Steven Parker; 13. Families with children under three: what we know and implications for results and policy Neal Halfon and Kathryn Taaffe McLearn.
Responsibility: edited by Neal Halfon, Kathryn Taaffe McLearn, Mark A. Schuster.
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