ERIC Number: ED219165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Industry and Child Care: Economic Implications.
Weber, Richard E.; Tulloss, Bonnie
With the present and projected influx of parents with young children into the labor force, the need for quality day care services in New Jersey has increased. In response to this need, industry has shown an interest in the provision of day care services for employees where such a service can be shown to be of benefit. This paper explores the general characteristics of existing or recently discontinued industry-sponsored day care centers. The first two sections of the paper contain a summary and outline of the study; the third section provides a survey of present industrial involvement in child care and types of involvement, alternative models of delivery, center organization, and industries most likely to provide day care services. An outline of the advantages and disadvantages with regard to child care for both the company and the day care center completes this section. The fourth and fifth sections examine the costs/benefits to firms in the provision of day care services and provide a demographic description of the need in New Jersey for child care services. Finally, the sixth section discusses ways the federal government can facilitate the involvement of the private sector in the provision of child care services. (MP)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Day Care Centers, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Employer Supported Day Care, Fringe Benefits, Government Role, Industry, Tables (Data), Taxes
Monmouth College, Center for New Jersey Business and Economic Research, West Long Branch, NJ 07764 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey