Child Rearing in America: Challenges Facing Parents with by Neal Halfon, Kathryn Taaffe McLearn, Mark A. Schuster

By Neal Halfon, Kathryn Taaffe McLearn, Mark A. Schuster

This well timed quantity offers a wealthy photograph of the lives of oldsters with teenagers within the united states utilizing the 1st nationwide survey on mom and dad with youngsters, a various staff of students current new information regarding what mom and dad do, the industrial and social demanding situations they face, and the assets they use to enhance their kid's healthiness and improvement. The analyses and insights supplied via this e-book can be worthy for coverage makers in addition to others concerned with public wellbeing and fitness, social paintings, legislation, drugs, psychology, sociology, and baby improvement.

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The majority of parents indicate that they would like to spend more time with the child: 38 percent want to spend a lot more time, and 19 percent a little more time. Responses to this question are related to parents’ labor force status. Among single parents, full-time workers are nearly twice as likely to say they would like to spend more time with the child (59 percent). Parents in two-parent households are also more likely to respond this way when both parents are in the workforce full time. To summarize some of the key patterns of purchased and time resources, the data show that in two-parent families, one parent usually spends time engaging in home production and the other parent spends time in the labor force procuring financial resources.

Many view child development as taking place in a Child Development Resources 23 multilayered context that involves not only families but also schools, communities, and varying levels of government (Blank 1997). The bioecological systems perspective characterizes the relationship between individuals and their environment – nature and nurture – as a bidirectional interaction that produces an individual’s actual traits from his or her potential traits (Sameroff et al. 1987; Bronfenbrenner and Ceci 1994).

African American and Hispanic households were oversampled to facilitate subgroup analyses, and results were weighted accordingly. With oversampling, the sample included 392 non-Hispanic African American parents and 419 Hispanic parents, along with 1,109 non-Hispanic white parents, 84 “other” parents, and 13 parents who did not report race or ethnicity. Respondents were screened by telephone for eligibility, and those who were eligible were asked to participate in an interview. Eligible respondents included biological parents, adoptive parents, stepparents, or other guardians of a child younger than 3 years old living in their households.

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