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Opinion: The Motherhood Issue

July 26, 2002
Quality and Curriculum
E. J. Dionne Jr.
The Washington Post

Respected scholars at Columbia University found that children whose mothers worked 30 hours or more by the time the kids were 9 months old got lower scores on the tests than comparably placed kids whose moms didn’t work outside the home. But the study also found the quality of outside child care can make a difference.