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ERIC Number: EJ1003937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Does Home Visiting Benefit Only First-Time Mothers?: Evidence from Healthy Families Virginia
Huntington, Lee; Galano, Joseph
Zero to Three (J), v33 n3 p24-30 Jan 2013
It is a common assumption that mothers who have had previous births would participate less fully and have poorer outcomes from early home visitation programs than would first-time mothers. The authors conducted a qualitative and quantitative study to test that assumption by measuring three aspects of participation: time in the program, the number of home visits, and the intensity of services. The study also assessed three outcomes: immunizations, the home environment, and subsequent births. Data from more than 4,000 participants at Healthy Families Virginia sites indicate that mothers who had had previous births participated and benefitted similarly to first-time mothers. These findings suggest a need for future research to better understand the conditions under which home visiting works, and they have policy implications concerning the value of universal home visitation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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