ERIC Number: ED114209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Parents' Uses of and Preferences for Child Care Services.
This report presents data collected from a telephone survey of 777 North Carolina families (with children under 14 years of age) concerning their uses of and preferences for child care services. Three basic questions were asked by the surveyors: (1) How will children be cared for in the absence of parents during the coming school year? (2) What is considered the best type of child care arrangement in the absence of parents? and (3) Should chil d care services be available for those who cannot afford to pay the full cost? Information concerning employment status, income, age range of children, cost of current child care services, and other demographic data was also obtained from the families. Data were analyzed by geographic location and demographic variables; survey results are described. Appendices, which make up approximately one-half of the document, provide the telephone survey, contingency tables comparing reported uses of child care services with actual uses, and additional tables of sample information. (BRT)
Descriptors: Child Care, Children, Day Care, Demography, Employed Parents, Family Income, Geographic Location, Parent Attitudes, Rural Urban Differences, State Surveys
North Carolina Office for Children, Box 12405, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605 (no charge)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Learning Inst. of North Carolina, Durham.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina