ERIC Number: ED290541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Salary Surveys: How to Conduct One in Your Community and Child Care Staff Salary and Working Conditions Survey.
Bellm, Dan; Whitebook, Marcy
Intended for use by child care advocates, this booklet describes ways to gather local information about existing salaries, benefits, and working conditions among child care workers for the purpose of coordinating efforts to upgrade the field. The booklet begins by presenting the rationale behind conducting salary surveys, noting that surveys can open up discusssion on wages; are crucial for the setting up of child care program budgets; can be used to help solicit community support; and can raise the consciousness of child care workers. The remaining sections cover the following topics: (1) ways to find help for conducting the surveys, including practical advice about agencies and services to turn to; (2) the question of who will be surveyed, with a focus on determining the survey population and deciding whether to cover the entire population or a subset; (3) sampling procedures; (4) tactics for eliciting high responses; (5) the questionnaire itself; (6) the process of analyzing the results, including alternative methods of analysis; and (7) ways to make the best use of the findings, including recommendations for writing up reports of the data, a sample data chart, and sample advertisements intended to raise awareness of the wage situation among day care workers. The questionnaire itself is printed on a separate form accompanying this booklet. (SKC)
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Occupational Surveys, Wages
Child Care Employee Project, P.O. Box 5603, Berkeley, CA 94705 ($4.00; discount on orders of 10 or more copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rosenberg Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; Muskiwinni Foundation, New York, NY.; National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Child Care Employee Project, Berkeley, CA.
Note: This booklet is based on the 1983 edition by Willa Pettygrove and Marcy Whitebook.