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The effect of children on women's wages
The author uses data from the 1968-1988 National Longitudinal Survey of Young Women to investigate the lower wages of mothers. In pooled cross-sectional models, difference models, and fixed-effectsExpand
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Understanding the "Family Gap" in Pay for Women with Children
As the gender gap in pay between women and men has been narrowing, the 'family gap' in pay between mothers and nonmothers has been widening. One reason may be the institutional structure in theExpand
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The Family Gap for Young Women in the United States and Britain: Can Maternity Leave Make a Difference?
In the United States and Britain, there is a “family gap” between the wages of mothers and other women. Differential returns to marital and parental status explain 40%–50% of the gender gap. AnotherExpand
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Does Prekindergarten Improve School Preparation and Performance?
Abstract Prekindergarten programs are expanding rapidly but evidence on their effects is limited. Using rich data from Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, we estimate the effects of prekindergartenExpand
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Inequality in Preschool Education and School Readiness
Attendance in U.S. preschools has risen substantially in recent decades, but gaps in enrollment between children from advantaged and disadvantaged families remain. Using data from the Early ChildhoodExpand
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The prevalence of confirmed maltreatment among US children, 2004 to 2011.
IMPORTANCE Child maltreatment is a risk factor for poor health throughout the life course. Existing estimates of the proportion of the US population maltreated during childhood are based onExpand
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The Persistence of Preschool Effects: Do Subsequent Classroom Experiences Matter
Using rich longitudinal data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten cohort (ECLS-K), we find that children who attended preschool enter public schools with higher levels of academicExpand
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What Children Need
1. Introduction 2. Children and Parents 3. Infants and Toddlers 4. Preschoolers 5. School-age Children 6. Adolescents 7. Where Do We Go from Here? Notes References Acknowledgements Index
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Maternity Leave, Early Maternal Employment and Child Health and Development in the Us
This paper uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to explore links between mothers’ returns to work within 12 weeks of giving birth and health and developmental outcomes for theirExpand
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Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing
Jane Waldfogel, Terry-Ann Craigie, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn review recent studies that use data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS) to examine why children who grow up inExpand
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