Latchkey children

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This report reviews the subject of latchkey children. It provides statistics on the number and ages of children involved and the hours per day that they remain without parental supervision. The results and methodological problems of the few studies on latchkey children are discussed, and suggestions for future research are offered. Possible solutions for these children and their parents are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-177
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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