ERIC Number: EJ600942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Income-Pooling Arrangements, Economic Constraints, and Married Mothers' Child Care Choices.
Brandon, Peter D.
Journal of Family Issues, v20 n3 p350-70 May 1999
Investigates whether financial agreements between husbands and wives, cost of child care, mothers' wages, and sources of income, rather than aggregate income, affect a mother's decision to use child care. Results show that for working mothers, the price of child care is what matters, not their wages; for nonemployed mothers, the reverse is true. Husbands' incomes do not affect mothers' child care choices unless husbands and wives pool their incomes. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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