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Author: Penrose, Kate
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1. Heymann, S. Jody
Penrose, Kate
Earle, Alison
Meeting Children's Needs: How Does the United States Measure Up?
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly 52,2 (April 2006): 189-215.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Keyword(s): Children, Health Care; Education; Income Level; Maternal Employment; Parenthood; Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Math); Welfare

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The majority of parents in the United States today must balance work and caregiving responsibilities. Workplace policies and community supports markedly influence the ability of parents to care for their children's health and education while obtaining, retaining, and advancing in their jobs. The goal of this article is to analyze the dilemmas faced by working parents in general and by low-income families in particular, to present new data on how public policies in the United States compare to policies in over 150 other countries in addressing these dilemmas, and to suggest what more can be done to meet the needs of all working parents and their children across social class and residence.
Bibliography Citation
Heymann, S. Jody, Kate Penrose and Alison Earle. "Meeting Children's Needs: How Does the United States Measure Up?" Merrill-Palmer Quarterly 52,2 (April 2006): 189-215.