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Document Number: 9630

Double Jeopardy: Poorer Social-Emotional Outcomes for Children in the NICHD - In a study of more than 700 children from across the country, researchers found that children from a healthy home environment demonstrated slightly better social-emotional outcomes after experiencing higher-quality child care than after low-quality care. However, among children who came from less supportive homes, high-quality child care was found to provide a substantial boost. These children had fewer behavioral problems than peers who suffered the "double jeopardy" of coming from a poor home environment and experiencing low-quality care. (Child Development, February 2011)...

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