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Why do grownups go to work?

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7239.949/a (Published 01 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:949
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, general practitioner
  1. London

    A recent report in the lay press described a qualitative research study in which young children were asked about their experiences at childminders and day nurseries, and about what Mum and Dad got up to at work.

    Despite the central concern of middle class parents that their children should be “safe, loved, and learning,” the main determinant of a quality day care experience from the youngsters' point of view was the amount of time spent out of doors. A daily …

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