Resources Devoted to Child Development by Families and Society

Published in: Child Rearing in America: Challenges Facing Parents of Young Children / Edited by Neal Halfon, Kathryn Taaffe McLearn and Mark A. Schuster (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2002), Chapter 2, p. 21-49

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2001

by M. Rebecca Kilburn, Barbara L. Wolfe

This chapter in a volume of papers focused on the lives of families with very young children documents the allocation of resources to child development made by parents, government, and others during this critical period of development.

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