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Child care before 6 months of age: A qualitative study of mothers' decisions and feelings about employment and non-maternal care

Abstract:

Employment of women while their children are infants has increased in the UK in the last decade. This study of 57 employed mothers of infants less than seven months old examined their retrospective reports of planning child care and their contemporaneous feelings about the child care they were using, based on qualitative interviews. Issues addressed included mothers' reasons for returning to employment at that time, their theoretical preferences among a range of child care types and providers...

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10.1002/icd.473

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Nichols, M More by this author
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Journal:
INFANT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Volume:
15
Issue:
5
Pages:
471-502
Publication date:
2006
DOI:
EISSN:
1522-7219
ISSN:
1522-7227
URN:
uuid:ae6ceed2-8d14-49b2-8204-f95afd78ba95
Source identifiers:
92585
Local pid:
pubs:92585

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