ERIC Number: ED393554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care for Low-Income Families: Directions for Research. Summary of a Workshop.
Bridgman, Anne, Ed.; Phillips, Deborah A., Ed.
The third in a series of workshops on child care for low-income families (July 24, 1995) conceptualized directions for future research. The effect of child care on children's development was discussed in terms of: (1) child care as an intervention in the lives of low-income children; (2) the importance of capturing the dynamics of children's child care experiences; (3) expansion of the range of effects of child care examined in research beyond outcomes for individual children to include outcomes for families and others; and (4) development of a broader conception of child care quality that is relevant to current policy issues. Child care and economic self-sufficiency in the contexts of welfare reform and work and family issues was discussed. The child care policy environment in terms of how and by whom child care funds are allocated and how those decisions affect child care for low-income families was examined. Discussion of approaches to data collection confirmed the value of encouraging research that employs different methodologies. Contains 15 references. (AJH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Day Care, Day Care Effects, Early Childhood Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Work Relationship, Low Income Groups, Policy Analysis, Poverty, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform
Board on Children and Families, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20418 (free while supplies last).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Child Care Costs; Child Care Needs; Policy Issues
Note: For a summary of the first two workshops, see PS 023 535.