ERIC Number: ED094155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Employer Personnel Practices and Child Care Arrangements of Working Mothers in New York City.
Day Care Council of New York, Inc., NY.; Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., Washington, DC.
The study of child care practices of a selected group of 320 working mothers in eight business organizations representing major employers of women in New York City included an assessment of the relationship of employer personnel policies and practices to the child caring needs of the mothers. It attempted to determine child care practices and preferences of working mothers and to examine the child care-related factors which, in the mother's judgment, affect her job performance. It also analyzed the findings and determined the implications for development of child care services and possible employer actions. Special attention is paid to odd-shift working mothers. More than half of the working mothers in the study were the sole support of their families (52.8 percent) and black (51.8 percent). On the basis of New York requirements, at least half the working mothers would probably be eligible for public assistance if they were not working. The study's findings may be generally assumed to represent the responses of low income working mothers. (An appendix includes detailed data tables, the questionnaire, and a glossary.) (AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment Standards Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Women's Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Day Care Council of New York, Inc., NY.; Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)