ERIC Number: ED393539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
New Findings on Children, Families, and Economic Self-Sufficiency: Summary of a Research Briefing.
Phillips, Deborah, Ed.; Bridgman, Anne, Ed.
This report is a summary of a December, 1994 research briefing presented by the Board on Children and Families of the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine, and the Family and Child Well-Being Research Network of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This briefing was the first in a series of annual meetings on this topic, and was designed to bring to light new findings that highlight and inform questions regarding the effects on children and families of various components of welfare. The report is organized around four questions: (1) how do transitions into and out of welfare affect children's development; (2) what role does child care play in parents' attempts to move toward self-sufficiency; (3) do child care subsidies help or hinder low-income parents' efforts to work; and (4) how does child care affect children's well-being? It is suggested that future research should address the following questions: (1) what thresholds of parental education and family income must be attained for children to benefit; (2) how can efforts to understand the effects of welfare be informed by an understanding of the diversity of the welfare population; (3) what magnitude and duration of interventions does it take for programs to make a difference in children's lives; and (4) what is known about the factors that facilitate or inhibit fathers' participation in programs designed to provide support for the families? Contains 52 references. (MOK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Children and Families.