ERIC Number: ED419597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
American's Attitudes toward Child Care.
Family Research Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.
This report details a study of Americans' attitudes toward child care arrangements and associated tax benefits. The study was conducted by Wirthlin Worldwide on behalf of the Family Research Council, and consisted of a total of 1,004 telephone interviews completed between December 19 and 21, 1997 with adults 18 years or older living in the continental United States. The key findings of this study were as follows: (1) interviewees rated care by a child's own mother as the single most desirable form of care, regardless of race, age, partisanship, or income; (2) care by a child's own grandmother, aunt, or other family member and care by a child's own parents working split shifts were also seen as desirable; (3) 71 percent of interviewees said that tax relief should be available to all families with preschoolers; and (4) professional care programs such as home day care, nannies, or commercial or government care centers were rated as least desirable. The report also outlines provisions of the Clinton Administration's proposal to expand the role of government in child care and concludes by noting that Americans prefer a child care policy that provides support and incentives for rearing children within the family. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Family Research Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States