ERIC Number: ED210097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Day Care: Scientific and Social Policy Issues.
Zigler, Edward F., Ed.; Gordon, Edmund W., Ed.
In this book of articles on day care, policy analyses of day care delivery are combined with recent research on the effects of day care. The authors include experimental psychologists, psychiatrists, economists, public health workers, pediatricians, and early childhood educators. Among the issues investigated are the influence of day care on parent-child attachment; the usefulness of psychoanalytic principles for the construction of quality day care programs; the developmental consequences of inconsistent caregiving for attachment behavior; the impact of verbal interaction on children's language acquisition and emotional adjustment; the influence of type of training on quality of day care; the validity and reliability of research studies of day care; the role of the federal government in day care regulation; sex, age, and temperament differences in children's responses to day care; cost effectiveness versus quality of day care; social policy options affecting delivery of quality day care; and profit versus non-profit day care. Child care tax credits are discussed as one policy option. Those families considered most likely to benefit from proposed policy options are analyzed and "Black perspective" on day care is presented. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Blacks, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Community Information Services, Cost Effectiveness, Day Care, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Followup Studies, Government Role, Infants, Low Income Groups, Outcomes of Education, Parents, Policy Formation, Preschool Children, Referral, Research Problems, Scientific Methodology, Social Problems, Training
Auburn House Publishing Company, 131 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Cloth, $24.95; Paper, $12.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bush Foundation, St. Paul, Minn.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Social Policy
Note: Prepared under the auspices of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, Inc.