Investing in children: Government and workplace policies for parents

Author/s: 
Deborah Stipek, Jacquelyn McCroskey
Year of Publication: 
1989
Publication: 
American Psychologist
Volume/Issue: 
44(2)
Pages: 
416-423

Changes in the structure and needs of the American family are requiring changes in government and workplace policies. Current policies related to day care parental leave, work schedules, income support, and child support enforcement are discussed. Consideration is given to psychological research needed to develop effective policies that do not supplant the role of parents, but rather support them and strengthen families.

APA Citation

Stipek, D., & McCroskey, J. (1989). Investing in children: Government and workplace policies for parents. American Psychologist, 44(2), 416-423.