ERIC Number: ED309864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Tell the President: Your Family Matters.
Camp, Andrea; Moore, Amy J.
This survey, which was part of a campaign designed to draw attention to work and family issues important to Americans, was published simultaneously by 21 national magazines. The purpose of the survey was to obtain opinions on child care needs and family issues from readers of the magazines. Each magazine included a one-page questionnaire in its February or March 1989 issue. A total of 9,782 completed questionnaires were tabulated. Results included the following: (1) respondents wanted their elected officials to make family issues a top priority on the political agenda; (2) almost every respondent supported an employee's right to family leave; (3) respondents supported the provision of some payment during family leave; (4) respondents believed that all American children should have access to quality child care; (5) respondents wanted both government and business to invest in child care programs; (6) child care was viewed as critical to productive work and job opportunities; (7) quality was the most important child care consideration, followed by cost; (8) respondents felt that the federal government should establish minimum health and safety standards and staff-to-child ratios; (9) even respondents without children understood the growing importance of child care; and (10) respondents wanted government to pay more attention to families. Illustrative samples of responses and charts of data are included. (RH)
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Employed Women, Family Problems, Federal Government, Government Role, Mothers, Parent Attitudes, Political Attitudes, Questionnaires, Work Attitudes
Child Care Action Campaign, 99 Hudson Street, Suite 1233, New York, NY 10013 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Care Action Campaign, New York, NY.