ERIC Number: ED040738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Child Care Arrangements of Working Mothers in the United States.
Low, Seth; Spindler, Pearl G.
This report presents basic data on the types of child care arrangements and their frequency of utilization by working mothers belonging to different segments of American Society. The survey was conducted with the help of the Burea u of Census, which included supplementary questions about child care in its February, 1965 survey, using a scientifically selected sample representing the non-institutional civilian population. It was found that since 1950 the number of working mothers has more than doubled, totaling as of March, 1967 4.1 million working mothers with children under six years old and 6.4 million with children six to seventeen. Licensed day care facilities were available for only about 475,000 children, and this report shows that many of the remaining children receive inadequate care while their mothers work. Included are a detailed profile of the working mother, and a report of the children and arrangements for their care. Tables comprise more than two-thirds of the report. Appendixes A, B and C present the schedule for the survey of child care, definitions and explanations of terms used, and source and reliability of the estimates. Appendix D consists of 184 tables which show distributions of various factors of working mothers, children, and child care arrangements. (NH)
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Welfare, Day Care, Demography, Employed Women, Individual Characteristics, Mothers, National Surveys, Statistical Data
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.