ERIC Number: ED230265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
When Parents Are at Work: A Three-Company Survey of How Employed Parents Arrange Child Care.
Emlen, Arthur C.
Results are reported from a survey conducted to examine the interdependence of family and work, with special emphasis given to the child care arrangements that make work possible. A total of 953 employees (458 women, 490 men, and 5 not reporting their sex) from three companies in Washington, D.C., were sent a four-page questionnaire designed to elicit information regarding job and family characteristics, types of and satisfaction with child care arrangements, future child care plans, and other information (such as amount of time and distance traveled for child care). Three major findings are highlighted: (1) absenteeism from work was related to parental responsibilities and to the type of child care arrangement employed, (2) family composition determined the type of child care arrangement used by a family, and (3) employees experienced difficulty when trying to enter the day care market. (A copy of the questionnaire form and tables of data are appended.) (MP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Family Characteristics, Family Day Care, Fathers, Mothers, Parent Responsibility, Questionnaires, Selection, Surveys
Greater Washington Research Center, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 403, Washington, DC 20036-2076 (Paper, $9.00; add $1.22 for first class postage or $0.95 for third class postage).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Greater Washington Research Center, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Absenteeism (Employee); Latchkey Children