ERIC Number: ED285665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: N/A
Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Winter 1984-85. Data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Household Economic Studies.
O'Connell, Martin; Bachu, Amara
Current Population Reports, Series P-70 n9 May 1987
Statistics are presented in chart and graph form on an estimated 26.5 million children under the age of 15 whose mothers were employed either part-time or full-time during the winter of 1984-85. How these children were cared for while their mothers worked, the complexity of these arrangements, the accompanying daily disruptions in the mother's work schedule, and the financial costs attributable to child care services are some of the topics examined. Appendices include an overview of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) conducted, definitions, an explanation of the source and reliability of the estimates, a discussion of the quality of data collected, and a facsimile of the survey questionnaire. (Author/PCB)
Descriptors: Children, Costs, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Employed Parents, Family Day Care, Mothers, National Surveys, Questionnaires, School Age Day Care, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402-9325 (Stock No. 703-088-00008-2, $2.75).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.