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Why non-maternal childcare can be good for children and families: Research and policy implications

Vernon-Feagans, L., & De Marco, A.
In S. Suggate & E. Reese (Eds.). (2012). Contemporary debates in childhood education and development (pp.27-37).
New York, NY: Routledge.

ISBN: 0415614902, 9780415614900

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: An overview of the history of non-maternal care concerns in the United States (U.S.) and elsewhere about mothers working outside the home, reasons why maternal employment and non-maternal care for young children became controversial, reactions to those concerns by the research and scholarly community, select results of research regarding high quality non-parental care benefits and possible policy approaches to insure that non-maternal care is a positive force in children's development.