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ERIC Number: ED309836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-28
Pages: 20
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A Review of Empirical Studies on Child Development and the Effect of the Caregiver at Home and in Daycare.
Altman, Jennifer Schroer
Sixteen quantitative studies concerning the adaptive behavior development (ABD) of young children in day care and home care were reviewed. The reviewed literature was grouped into three categories, namely, studies on: (1) mother and home care and ABD; (2) day care and ABD; and (3) mother and home care versus day care and ABD. Research findings were summarized using the chi-square technique. Consistent evidence was found for positive effects of mothers on the adaptive behavior development of their children. Positive results were yielded by studies on mother care and ABD and studies on mother care versus day care and ABD. The chi-square summaries revealed inconsistency in the nonsignificant studies. These data suggest that there is no difference in the effects of day care and home care on the adaptive behavior development of children. Concluding remarks note the need for further research. (RH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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