ERIC Number: ED472125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The Economics of Work and Family.
Kimmel, Jean, Ed.; Hoffman, Emily P., Ed.
These six research papers were presented as public lectures: "Federal Child Care Policy" (David M. Blau) outlined the role of the federal government in child care, the failure of market-based care programs, and the ideal goals of a federal child care policy as well as its cost (4 tables; 41 references); "Thinking About Child Care Policy" (Barbara R. Bergmann) focused on affordable, quality child care for lower-income families and their ability to achieve economic self-sufficiency (4 tables; 11 references); "Parents' Work Time and the Family" (Cordelia W. Reimers) summarized the longitudinal evolution of the way that parents divide their time between home and paid work activities (17 figures; 15 references); "Fertility, Public Policy, and Mothers in the Labor Force" (Susan L. Averett) examined the link between women's childbearing behavior and their employment outcomes ((3 figures; 1 table; 61 references); "How Family Structure Affects Labor Market Outcomes" (Joyce P. Jacobsen) both summarized trends in family structure and its possible link to one's future work possibilities and addressed public policy intervention schemes (1 figure; 1 table; 59 references); "Working for All Families? Family Leave Policy in the United States" (Katherine Ross Phillips) reported on the evidence concerning the utilization of Family and Medical Leave Act leaves and analyzed its impact on family economic security (4 tables; 9 references). Included is a 9-page index. (AJ)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Child Care, Child Development, Child Rearing, Cost Effectiveness, Cultural Differences, Demography, Developed Nations, Early Childhood Education, Economic Factors, Economic Impact, Economic Research, Educational Finance, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Employer Employee Relationship, Family Income, Family Programs, Family Structure, Family Work Relationship, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, One Parent Family, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, Quality of Life, Seminars
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 300 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 ( ISBN 0-88099-246-8 (cloth) $35; ISBN 0-88099-245-X (paper) $15). Tel: 616-343-4330; Fax: 616-343-7310; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.upjohninst.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Earned Income Tax Credit; Family and Medical Leave Act 1993