Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support

Effects of Family Support Intervention: A Ten-Year Follow-Up

Victoria Seitz, Laurie K. Rosenbaum and Nancy H. Apfel
Child Development
Vol. 56, No. 2, Family Development and the Child (Apr., 1985), pp. 376-391
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the Society for Research in Child Development
DOI: 10.2307/1129727
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1129727
Page Count: 16
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($34.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support
Effects of Family Support Intervention: A Ten-Year Follow-Up
Preview not available

Abstract

The delivery to impoverished mothers of a coordinated set of medical and social services, including day-care for their children, had effects that were evident a decade after the intervention ended. Intervention mothers were more likely to be self-supporting, and they had higher educational attainment and smaller family sizes than did control mothers. Intervention children had better school attendance, and boys were less likely to require costly special school services than were corresponding control children. The financial implications of these results were considerable, totaling about $40,000 in extra estimated welfare costs and documented school service costs needed by the 15 control families in the single year in which these follow-up data were gathered. There were no indications that the intervention had lasting effects on the children's IQ scores. The results suggest that family support procedures, including quality day-care, have considerable promise as a general model for intervention programs.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[376]
    [376]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
377
    377
  • Thumbnail: Page 
378
    378
  • Thumbnail: Page 
379
    379
  • Thumbnail: Page 
380
    380
  • Thumbnail: Page 
381
    381
  • Thumbnail: Page 
[382]
    [382]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
383
    383
  • Thumbnail: Page 
[384]
    [384]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
385
    385
  • Thumbnail: Page 
386
    386
  • Thumbnail: Page 
387
    387
  • Thumbnail: Page 
388
    388
  • Thumbnail: Page 
389
    389
  • Thumbnail: Page 
390
    390
  • Thumbnail: Page 
391
    391