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ERIC Number: ED313165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 167
Abstractor: N/A
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America's Nannies: In-Home Child Care Specialists?
Bowers, Susan P.
The purpose of this descriptive study was to ascertain key characteristics of the nanny industry in the United States by surveying a representative sample of nanny agencies across the country. A total of 24 agencies that place in-home care providers, or nannies, with client families were surveyed through a telephone interview method. Data collected concerned descriptive characteristics of agencies, of families for whom they find care, of nannies whom the agencies employ, and of nanny-family-agency relationships. Also collected were data on differences in fees and salaries offered by agencies and the educational background of agency counselors making nanny placements. Results are discussed in the context of quality child care. When applicable, recommendations concerning areas of the nanny industry are offered. Findings suggest that, in America at least, most people do not take elaborate efforts to obtain detailed information when they choose a nanny. The study includes an introduction, literature review, description of methodology, results and discussion, conclusions, a list of references consisting of 83 citations, and the survey instrument. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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