External childcare and socio-behavioral development in Switzerland: Long-term relations from childhood into young adulthood.
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Averdijk, M., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M. (2022). External childcare and socio-behavioral development in Switzerland: Long-term relations from childhood into young adulthood.. PLoS One, 17 (3) https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0263571
Funder: Canton of Zurich Ministry of Education
Funder: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health
Funder: Jacobs Foundation
Funder: Julius Baer Foundation
This study examined early external childcare in relation to development from age 7 to 20. A Swiss sample was used (N = 1,225; 52% male). Development included multi-informant-reported externalizing behavior, internalizing problems, prosocial behavior, delinquency, and substance use. Growth curve models revealed that, dependent on the informant, time in a daycare center was related to increased externalizing and internalizing problems until at least age 11. It was not related to delinquency. Roughly three days per week at a daycare mother or playgroup was related to increased externalizing behavior. External family care was associated with increased prosocial behavior. Finally, time in a daycare center was associated with fewer externalizing but more internalizing problems and substance use for children from vulnerable backgrounds. This relation with substance use lasted to age 20.
Swiss National Science Foundation (69025)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0263571
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/335951
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Licence URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/