ERIC Number: ED260847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Work Place Impact of Working Parents. Preliminary Report.
Phillips, Tyler D.; And Others
Intended for employers requiring facts about the child care problems of their working-parent employees, findings reported here relate primarily to the amount of work time which working parents devote to child care. Specifically discussed are frequency of care changes, time spent finding care, work time missed by working parents, consideration given by working parents to leaving the job force, and care location preference. This report is based on a study of 1,243 working parents in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey who completed the Child Care Systems' questionnaire. Concluding remakrs indicate that the impact of child care on the workplace is equivalent to 8 days per year in lost time: 9 hours on average to locate care, 1 person day per year each in tardiness and phone calls, and 5 days in absenteeism. These costs in time add up to nearly a 3 percent extra cost for working parent employees in contrast with non-parent employees. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Care Systems, Inc., Lansdale, PA.