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Research into parenting arrangements for young children: Comment on Cashmore and Parkinson

Smyth, Bruce; McIntosh, Jennifer; Kelaher, Margaret

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Cashmore and Parkinson (this issue) review the available research on young children in overnight care and conclude that �[t]he available research does not support the view that overnight stays for very young children are per se problematic, but rather highlights the importance of considering the overall context of the family circumstances in individual cases�. A significant part of their conclusion rests on a critique of a recent study we conducted, which found that, while �context� matters to...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSmyth, Bruce
dc.contributor.authorMcIntosh, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorKelaher, Margaret
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:56:45Z
dc.identifier.issn0817-623X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/60362
dc.description.abstractCashmore and Parkinson (this issue) review the available research on young children in overnight care and conclude that �[t]he available research does not support the view that overnight stays for very young children are per se problematic, but rather highlights the importance of considering the overall context of the family circumstances in individual cases�. A significant part of their conclusion rests on a critique of a recent study we conducted, which found that, while �context� matters to young children�s outcomes, developmental stage is independently important in influencing a specific array of outcomes. Here, we highlight several concerns about Cashmore and Parkinson�s approach to the translation of the �relevant research�, particularly their interpretation of our own study. Importantly for legal readers, we note that there is far more congruence than dissonance between our findings and the conclusions Cashmore and Parkinson draw about young children and overnight care arrangements.
dc.publisherButterworths
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of Family Law
dc.titleResearch into parenting arrangements for young children: Comment on Cashmore and Parkinson
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume25
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor170102 - Developmental Psychology and Ageing
local.identifier.absfor180113 - Family Law
local.identifier.absfor160512 - Social Policy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9406909xPUB535
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSmyth, Bruce, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcIntosh, Jennifer, La Trobe University
local.contributor.affiliationKelaher, Margaret, University of Melbourne
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage258
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage271
local.identifier.absseo940405 - Law Reform
local.identifier.absseo940112 - Families and Family Services
local.identifier.absseo920599 - Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2020-12-20T07:42:35Z
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