ERIC Number: ED341522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Quality vs. Quantity: Issues of Child Care Provision for Shiftworking Women.
This study examined the child care needs of nurses in Sydney, Australia. Questionnaires designed to gather background information and ascertain views about child care were completed by 648 nurses. Interviews focusing on experiences with child care were conducted with 129 nurses. Information collected included data on the types of child care used, cost of child care, problems in obtaining suitable child care, and the influence of child care on career decisions. The study concluded that: (1) many nurses rearrange their work commitments to insure the well-being of their children; (2) the quality of child care is subverted by the lack of adequate facilities; (3) the special skills of women nurses are being lost because of their perception of themselves as primary caregiver to their children; and (4) increased provision of child care should be the cornerstone for overall improvement in the quality of child care. A list of 19 references is provided. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia (Sydney); Career Barriers; Child Care Needs; Day Care Selection; Shift Work
Note: Paper presented at the Early Childhood Convention (5th, Dunedin, New Zealand, September 8-11, 1991).