ERIC Number: ED286609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care and the Clerical Workforce: 85/86 National Survey.
Pear, Marcia J.
Employers and clerical workers, numbering 445 and 238 respectively, who resided in 30 states, were surveyed about parental child care, company employment problems affected by child care, and employee benefits. Of particular interest were (1) the degree to which child care needs might affect overall productivity and job performance of clerical workers; (2) the degree to which specific work-related problems such as absenteeism or tardiness might be affected by clerical employees' child care responsibilities; (3) child care benefits which companies currently offered or were considering, the extent of clerical workers' interest in child care benefits, and the benefits workers considered most helpful; and (4) how employers' and clerical workers' perceptions and beliefs might affect child care related issues. Throughout this report, attitudes and opinions of all respondents are integrated into discussions of the other three areas of concern in order to illuminate findings. Appendix 1 presents detailed findings on respondents' positions. Appendix 2 places demographic data on marital status, age, and income under the categories of temporary and permanent employment and presence or absence of children. Appendix 3 indicates child care responsibilities with the most impact for clerical employees with children of four different age ranges. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adia Personnel Services, Menlo Park, CA.