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ERIC Number: EJ822874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
Day Care Hopping: Stabilizing Day Care Options for Low-Income Mothers through Subsidies
Drentea, Patricia; Durham, Suzanne; Mwaria, Mercie; Norman, Emily; Xi, Juan
Child Care in Practice, v10 n4 p381-393 2004
We examined how to allocate a subsidy to low-income women that would stabilize children in day care at a Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA). The subsidy is to alleviate day care hopping (i.e. when parents move from day care to day care) leaving unpaid tuitions at each place. Day care hopping is really a survival strategy for the working poor, but is detrimental to children, parents, and the day care facilities. Using a focus group method, we identify the best way to allocate the subsidy to benefit both the parents, children and the YWCA. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A