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Can Child Care Impact Risk for Depression?
FPG Child Development Institute
May, 2007

Children living in poverty often have less than ideal home environments and are at an increased risk for depression in adulthood. Follow-up research from FPG's Abecedarian Project found that young adults (21 years of age) who had received high quality, full-time early educational child care from infancy to age five reported fewer symptoms of depression than similar young adults who had not.

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