ERIC Number: ED130792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Daytime Care of Children: October 1974 and February 1975. Current Population Reports: Population Characteristics.
Waite, Linda J.
This report presents data on daytime care arrangements for children aged 3 to 13 of working and non-working mothers. Presented by age, race and school enrollment of the child, marital status of the mother and family income, data were collected through two surveys: one of day care arrangements for children aged 3 to 6 and another for children aged 7 to 13. About one half the report consists of statistical tables and charts. Data indicate that, of the approximately 41 million children aged 3 to 13 in the United States about 33 million are usually cared for by a parent while not in school. For the additional eight million, other arrangements are made for daytime care. The most common arrangement is care in the child's home by a relative, with 2.1 million children aged 3 to 13 cared for in this way. An additional 1.8 million (mostly in the 7 to 13 age group) care for themselves. Fairly small proportions are taken to an outside home for care, either to a relative or non-relative (about 1.2 million to each), or to a day care center (326,000). The use of a day care center is thus the least often reported child care arrangement in the United States, involving approximately 2 per cent of children aged 3 to 6. Approximately two-fifths of all children from 3 to 13 years of age have working mothers, with three-fifths of these reported under parent care when not in school. Type of care provided for grade school children was found to vary only slightly by income level of the family. (BF)
Descriptors: Black Mothers, Child Care, Day Care, Demography, Elementary School Students, Employed Women, Family Day Care, Family Income, Labor Force, Low Income Groups, Marital Status, Mothers, One Parent Family, Population Trends, Preschool Children, Statistical Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Current Population Reports, Series P-20, No. 298)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to print size of original