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Northwestern Memorial named one of '100 Best Places for Working Mothers'
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a premier academic medical center in Chicago, was named to Working Mother magazine's annual (2005-09-12)

Research debunks myth of self-reliant nuclear family
Despite the long-cherished belief that the nuclear family is independent and self-sustaining, most families with working parents depend on a network of care to manage work and family demands, according to research by Brandeis University sociologist Karen Hansen. (2005-07-28)

Pre-K students expelled at more than three times the rate of K-12 students
Pre-K students are expelled at a rate more than three times that of children in grades K-12, according to a primary study by researchers at Yale on the rate of expulsion in prekindergarten programs serving three- and four-year-olds. (2005-05-26)

The better educated a woman is, the better she sleeps at night
Women have higher rates of insomnia than men, but the better educated a woman is, the more likely she is to sleep through the night, finds a large study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2005-05-23)

Book argues for change in society's view of pregnancy
The public at large should take a greater interest in pregnancy and child care because society has a responsibility to ensure children begin their lives with as many advantages as possible, contends University of Toronto at Mississauga philosophy professor Amy Mullin. (2005-05-18)

NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers
NCI is addressing unequal patterns of access to standard care by conducting a NCI-sponsored Patient Navigation Research Program at multiple sites. (2005-04-18)

Mothers on the run: Despite more hours at work, there's always more to do at home
Dramatic changes in working patterns have taken place in the UK, particularly in the rise of women in employment. Three quarters of households now have dual incomes, but women still take responsibility for most of the housework, according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. (2005-02-22)

Poverty in Northern Ireland
Senior social scientists and policy-makers meet in Belfast tomorrow (Friday, February 4) to explore how far the government is succeeding in abolishing child poverty, reducing social exclusion, and improving equal opportunities in Northern Ireland. (2005-02-03)

Highest average rate of US road deaths on Independence Day
More than 100 people die on US roads every day, but there is definitely a seasonal trend, with the highest average death toll on July 4, Independence Day, reveals research in Injury Prevention. (2005-02-02)

Childcare provision is not geared to realities of modern working life
For most of the growing number of women who go out to work, organising childcare for young children is a highly complicated process in which the slightest disruption is likely to cause a crisis, according to new research sponsored by the ESRC. (2005-01-21)

UC Riverside extension earns $1.2 million in grants for early childhood studies
UC Riverside Extension's Early Childhood and Family Studies programs earned $1.2 million in grant funding from the First 5 California Children and Families Commission. The money will pay for reduced-cost education and financial aid to early childcare providers and educators in San Bernardino County. (2004-12-07)

Researchers recommend vaccinating adolescents against whooping cough
Experts are recommending that adolescents and some adults be vaccinated against whooping cough to help prevent infection and potential transmission to infants, according to the December 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. (2004-11-22)

Current child care debate must be placed in larger societal context
New theoretical perspective on the current child care controversy prioritizes role of government policy, family and workplace. (2004-08-19)

Family-friendly, flexible and far-reaching
The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) today announced pioneering new eligibility criteria for its long-term and short-term fellowships. The new criteria cater for applicants with childcare commitments and scientists returning to work after a career break for childcare reasons. Further amendments aim to attract applicants from outside Europe and to encourage international mobility and collaboration. (2004-07-22)

Antibiotics can prevent meningitis outbreaks
Giving antibiotics to everyone living in the same household as a patient who has had meningitis can substantially reduce the risk of further cases, according to a study in this week's BMJ. (2004-06-03)

24/7 economy's work schedules are family unfriendly and suggest needed policy changes
With 40 percent of the American labor force working mostly during nonstandard hours--in the evenings, overnight, on rotating schedules, or on weekends--workers' family life and health are being adversely affected (2004-05-25)

UCLA study shows Medicaid costs can shrink
Medicaid costs for a child's trip to an emergency room or clinic can be reduced by at least $198 per family when Head Start parents are provided with easy-to-understand health-care guidance, according to a study by the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Institute. The institute's goal is to train 12,000 Head Start families nationwide by 2005, saving Medicaid some $2.4 million annually in direct costs associated with unnecessary emergency room and clinic visits. (2004-04-15)

Young breast cancer survivors suffer more long-term after effects
Younger women who survive breast cancer have particular problems in coping with the physical and psychological after effects, even ten years later, a scientist said today. Speaking at the 4th European Breast Cancer Conference, Dr. Lonneke van de Poll-Franse, from the Comprehensive Cancer Centre South in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, said that there was a growing need for special programmes to be tailored to the needs of long-term cancer survivors. (2004-03-17)

A novel way to boost childhood immunizations: Use baby pictures on personalized calendars
In the face of mounting concern over low childhood immunization rates, a Saint Louis University researcher has found a way to help urban families keep their toddlers immunized. (2004-01-05)

Welfare recipients will not seek help if it is too far away, study says
The closer a welfare recipient resides to mental health and substance abuse providers, the more likely the person is to seek those services, according to a new Brown University study. Receiving such help can improve a person's chances of holding a job and leaving welfare. (2003-11-19)

Children are less likely to be delinquent if supervised after school
Children who are supervised after school are less likely to get into trouble than those who are home alone, according to a Brown University study forthcoming in the Journal of Public Economics and currently available online. Among the study's conclusions: Childcare programs that accommodate school-age children are important for society. (2003-11-03)

Princeton releases study on status of women in science and engineering
Princeton University has made considerable progress in attracting and retaining women scientists and engineers during the last decade, but should undertake a wide range of initiatives to address imbalances that remain between women and men in these fields, according to a study conducted by faculty members. (2003-09-29)

Day care lunch program monitors vital in successful program
Day care monitors employed by sponsors of family day care homes must carefully balance the demands of the job to represent the sponsoring organization, ensure that Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) regulations are met, and train the care providers. According to a study sponsored by the Applied Research Division of the National Food Service Management Institute, monitors perform job duties beyond what is expected and the monitors and organizations they work for agree nearly completely on job duties and training needs. (2003-06-11)

Diverse family forms across Europe
New ESRC research highlights the diversity of family forms across the European Union. The study, specially commissioned for the ESRC's sixth national social science conference, was prepared by Professor Richard Berthoud and Dr Maria Iacovou, of Essex University's Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER). The research is based principally on analysis of a survey of 73,000 households across the EU. (2002-11-18)

Used mattresses may increase risk of cot death
Babies who routinely sleep on an infant mattress previously used by another child may be at increased risk of cot death, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-10-31)

Parenthood is an increasingly isolated job, Brown sociologists say
As the 20th century progressed, parents shouldered the care and financial burdens of raising children with less and less help, say Brown sociologists. Frances K. Goldscheider and colleagues analyzed census data from 1880 to 1990 and presented their findings at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. (2002-08-18)

Surrogate fathers act as paternal figures for many children in poor, urban settings
The image of the (2002-08-17)

Childcare responsibilities don't hinder student-teacher face time
While elementary school teachers with children do work slightly fewer hours than teachers without children, childcare responsibilities do not shorten the time that teachers are available to students or other faculty members, according to a Penn State labor studies expert. (2002-06-25)

New Rutgers report cites reasons why men are slow to commit to marriage
The National Marriage Project at Rutgers releases a new study, (2002-06-25)

Paths to egalitarian gender attitudes differ
Among forerunners, or people who foreshadow the easing of traditional gender attitudes, men must grow up in a nontraditional household to become forerunners, but women develop forerunner attitudes through later life education and work experiences, researchers say. (2002-05-20)

New safety regulations reduced injuries requiring treatment for children, study suggests
Regulations North Carolina adopted in 1996 to improve safety on daycare playgrounds appear to have contributed to fewer injuries serious enough to send children to doctors or hospitals across the state, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study. (2002-01-18)

Professionals can be deceived by intense grief of parents who smother their children
Parents who smother their children are capable of intense outpourings of grief over the loss of their child(ren), says a report in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. And this may deter doctors and other professionals from believing that murderous intent was involved, so exposing other children to risk, say the authors. (2001-11-21)

Current NHS appointment systems "are stale, at best"
More flexible appointment systems at NHS outpatient clinics and general practices are needed to reduce rates of non-attendance, particularly among deprived populations, suggest researchers in this week's BMJ. Non-attendance at outpatient clinics in the United Kingdom are thought to range from 5% to 34% and in general practices, figures of 3% and 6.5% have been reported. (2001-11-08)

Some workers willing to pay for benefits they won't use
Employees may be willing to help fund employment benefits that they will never use, in much the same way as citizens are willing to help fund environmental resources such as national parks that they will never visit, according to a team of labor studies researchers. (2001-10-30)

Women with children working longer hours
The Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Future of Work Programme reveals findings from a national survey of employees in 2000/01, comparing women's opportunities and work-life balance in the early 1990's to those of 2000/01. (2001-10-05)

Single parenthood disadvantages U.S. children more than others in math and science
Children in single-parent homes in the U.S. are at a greater disadvantage in math and science than children in single-parent homes in other industrialized countries, according to Penn State researchers. (2001-08-21)

'Family friendly' employment policies benefit the middle classes more than low-paid parents
The growth of working parenthood, as encouraged by the government's welfare-to-work and 'family friendly' employment policies, will be experienced very differently by secure middle class families than by poor parents in low-paid jobs. This is the conclusion of research by Professor Hartley, Dean of the University of Luton. (2001-02-22)

Scholars explore variety of child-rearing methods around world
A new volume of child-rearing manuals not only dispels the notion that there is one right way to bring up baby, but also challenges the idea that parents need such advice. (2000-07-02)

National speaker says high-quality childcare can protect against youth violence
Early childhood is the best time to promote the social skills that can protect kids from violence, a national expert told 500 childcare practitioners in Montana in October. (1999-11-09)

What We Really Know About Kids' Lives Not Enough, Scholar Says
Adults think they understand what it's like to be a child in today's world, but they really don't, a University of Illinois education professor says. Today's kids are being influenced and molded, for good or ill, by several (1998-04-08)

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