Working Families and Growing Kids: Caring for Children and Adolescents

Working Families and Growing Kids: Caring for Children and Adolescents

By: Committee on Family and Work Policies (author), National Research Council (author), Board on Children, Youth, and Families (author), Institute of Medicine (author), Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (author), Jennifer Appleton Gootman (editor), Eugene Smolensky (editor)Hardback

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Description

An informative mix of data and discussion, this book presents conclusions and recommendations for policies that can respond to the new conditions shaping Americaa (TM)s working families. Among the family and work trends reviewed: a Growing population of mothers with young children in the workforce. a Increasing reliance of nonparental child care. a Growing challenges of families on welfare. a Increased understanding of child and adolescent development. Included in this comprehensive review of the research and data on family leave, child care, and income support issues are: the effects of early child care and school age child care on child development, the impacts of family work policies on child and adolescent well-being and family functioning, the impacts of family work policies on child and adolescent well-being and family functioning the changes to federal and state welfare policy, the emergence of a 24/7 economy, the utilization of paid family leave, and an examination of the ways parental employment affects children as they make their way through childhood and adolescence. The book also evaluates the support systems available to working families, including family and medical leave, child care options, and tax policies. The committeea (TM)s conclusions and recommendations will be of interest to anyone concerned with issues affecting the working American family, especially policy makers, program administrators, social scientists, journalist, private and public sector leaders, and family advocates.

About Author

Eugene Smolensky and Jennifer Appleton Gootman, Editors, Committee on Family And Work Policies, National Research Council

Contents

1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1. Setting the Stage; 4 2. Work and Family Trends; 5 3. Trends in the Care of Children; 6 4. Maternal Employment and the Family Environment; 7 5. Effects of Child Care; 8 6. Parental Empolyment and Adolescent Development; 9 7. Effects of Welfare Reform; 10 8. Public Policies to Support Working Families; 11 9. Findings and Next Steps; 12 References; 13 Biographical Sketches; 14 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309087032
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 366
  • ID: 9780309087032
  • ISBN10: 0309087031

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