Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Slow Economy Can Increase Child Care Provided by Fathers

Written by: Lynda Laughlin Changes in the use of father-provider child care is often related to changes in the family and the economy. The recent recession was particularly difficult for men. Men had higher jobless rates than women because of steep … Continue reading

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More Families Receive Assistance During a Time of Recession

Written by: Shelley Irving To help cope with challenging economic times, more people have turned to financial assistance programs.  One such assistance program is TANF, which refers to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, the program that replaced the Aid to … Continue reading

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