ERIC Number: ED321899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: 1986-87. Current Population Reports, Household Economic Studies.
O'Connell, Martin; Bachu, Amara
Current Population Reports, Series P-70 n20 July 1990
The child care statistics in this report concern children under the age of 15 years whose parents or guardians were employed in the labor force or attending school from September to November, 1987. Topics addressed include the ways in which these children were cared for while their parent were at work or in school; the complexity of these arrangements and the accompanying disruptions in the daily work schedule; and the financial costs attributable to child care services. Data concern primary child care arrangements, trends in child care arrangements from 1977-87, child care arrangements for preschoolers, secondary child care arrangements, work disruptions caused by failures in child care arrangements, and the cost of child care arrangements. Three figures, seven text tables, seven detailed tables, and nine appended tables substantiate the text. Remarks on methodological issues are appended. (RH)
Descriptors: Costs, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Employed Parents, Married Students, Sociocultural Patterns, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402-9325 (Stock No. 803-044-00008-2, $2.25).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Note: For 1984-85 report, see ED 285 665.