ERIC Number: EJ864671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Employer-Supported Child Care: Who Participates?
Morrissey, Taryn W.; Warner, Mildred E.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v71 n5 p1340-1348 Dec 2009
Child-care vouchers are becoming more common and can provide child-care assistance to a wide spectrum of the population. There is little empirical research, however, on which workers participate in their employer's child-care programs. In this exploratory study, employees with children at 1 large university completed questionnaires to gather information on their child-care arrangements and their experience with the employer's child-care voucher program (N = 949). Results indicate that the employees who were most in need of child-care assistance in terms of family structure, job type, and child-care expenses were more likely to receive vouchers. Federal policy limiting the structure of employer-sponsored voucher programs appeared to present barriers to participation for certain groups of employees.
Descriptors: Employees, Family Structure, Educational Vouchers, Child Care, Universities, Questionnaires, Public Policy
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