ERIC Number: ED443544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Benefits of High Quality Childcare for Low-Income Mothers: The Abecedarian Study.
Pungello, Elizabeth; Campbell, Frances A.; Miller-Johnson, Shari
This follow-up study examined the long-term effects of providing 5 years of high-quality childcare for low-income mothers participating in the Abecedarian study, a randomized trial of early childhood educational intervention for children from low-income families. Participating in the age-21 follow-up were 100 of the original 109 biological mothers; 51 were mothers of treated children and 49 were mothers of control children. Ninety-eight percent of children were African American. Findings indicated that about twice as many teen mothers of treated children as teen mothers of control children attained post-high school education. There were no treatment effects on employment. However, mothers of treated children had a higher average Hollingshead score than mothers of control children. It was concluded that high-quality childcare can have long-lasting benefits for teen mothers. (KB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
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