ERIC Number: ED243598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Who Is Watching Our Children? The Latchkey Child Phenomenon.
This report explores the latchkey dilemma and reviews possible effects this situation may have on the physical and psychological well-being of children. Following a brief executive summary, the first section discusses the emergence of the problem and the availability of child care. Characteristic problems and consequences for children left alone are presented in the second section. The third section describes the scope of the problem, offering discussion on topics ranging from the working status of parents to future concerns. Finally, California's role in school-age child care through direct and indirect subsidies and licensing activities is described in the last section. A bibliography is appended. (BJD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Legislature, Sacramento. Senate Office of Research.
Identifiers: California; Latchkey Children