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Societal Contexts of Child Development
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Societal Contexts of Child Development: Pathways of Influence and Implications for Practice and Policy

Elizabeth T. Gershoff, Rashmita S. Mistry, and Danielle A. Crosby

Abstract

In the past half century, contextual models of child development have risen to prominence, and contexts beyond the home environment have been increasingly recognized as important to children’s development. During this same period, a number of social trends have significantly impacted the daily lives of children, including major shifts in gender roles and expectations; the emergence of an early care and education system; the proliferation of media technology; increased racial and ethnic diversity, driven by new immigration flows; and, notable changes in social policy regarding low-income famili ... More

Keywords: Contexts, gender, media, child care, immigration, poverty, schools, neighborhoods, public policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199943913
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199943913.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth T. Gershoff, editor
University of Texas, Austin

Rashmita S. Mistry, editor
University of California, Los Angeles

Danielle A. Crosby, editor
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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