ERIC Number: ED208945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Impacts of Child Care Policies on Welfare Recipients in Michigan. Research Study Results. Phase II Report.
Sponseller, Doris Bergen
This report describes the results of the second phase of a study of child care policy conducted for the Michigan League for Human Services (MLHS). (The report on the first phase of the study described the results of a mailed survey sent to parents receiving public assistance and to practitioners who provided and/or monitored publicly supported child care.) Described here are the results of the interview phase of the study, which involved 28 interviews with parents, 29 with providers, and 12 with state agency personnel selected at random from the survey respondents. The purpose of the interviews was to gain greater understanding of survey respondents' opinions by exploring the reasons they gave certain responses and by extending the questioning to related issues drawn from their personal experiences. Interview responses occurred in six question areas identified by the MLHS as being of particular interest: (1) access to child care; (2) quality of care; (3) parent support and education; (4) financial support; (5) regulation; and (6) general system functioning. The report discusses the views of parent respondents first, then outlines practitioner respondents' views, concluding with a statement of basic issues which must be resolved if child care policy is to meet the needs of welfare recipients. Representative case study profiles of interviewed respondents are included in the appendix. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan League for Human Services, Detroit.; Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA.
Note: Best copy available. For related document, see PS 012 441.