ERIC Number: ED237204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Corporate Initiatives for Working Parents in New York City: A Ten-Industry Review.
A study was conducted to ascertain from employers how they experience the economic and social pressures that lead some companies to provide child care assistance. Eighty corporations and five unions, having from below 250 to over 3,000 employees, were selected to report on prevailing corporate attitudes and practices concerning employee child care needs. Companies were asked whether or not they had, or planned to have, the following types of programs: (1) on-site or near-site child care centers, (2) child care subsidies or vouchers, (3) flexible benefit plans, (4) information and referral services, (5) employee seminars, (6) flexitime, and (7) flexiplace. Companies or unions were categorized for each of the program options according to four levels of interest: no current interest, low-level interest, active interest, or program in operation. Several companies had more than one program in operation. Over half of the companies had no current program and no current interest in initiating programs of the types enumerated by points l through 5. A total of 21 percent of the companies had one program in operation, and over half of the companies were actively considering at least one option. (Conclusions and recommendations are given for the development of numerous projects, including child care employee needs assessments, referral services, benefit plans, funding mechanisms, corporate contributions, and public policy.) (BJD)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Early Childhood Education, Employed Parents, Employer Attitudes, Employer Supported Day Care, Flexible Working Hours, Fringe Benefits, Innovation, Referral, Surveys
Center for Public Advocacy Research, Inc., 12 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Greater New York Fund, NY.; New York State Dept. of Social Services, Albany.; New York Community Trust, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Public Advocacy Research, New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)