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ERIC Number: EJ891614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Hidden Criteria for Out-of-Home Day-Care Centre Admission in Pokhara, Nepal: A Longitudinal Observational Study
Nakahara, Shinji; Poudel, Krishna C.; Lopchan, Milan; Ichikawa, Masao; Poudel, Om R.; Poudel-Tandukar, Kalpana; Yoshida, Katsumi
Early Child Development and Care, v180 n7 p901-911 Aug 2010
This longitudinal observational study evaluated whether admission priorities given to children on waiting lists for out-of-home day-care centres (DCCs), determined as being either an early or late admission to DCCs, are determined by actual childcare needs and are assigned to children of disadvantaged families, in public DCCs in Pokhara, Nepal, between November 2003 and February 2006. Multivariate logistic regression analysis showed high caste, low household weekly income, and father's absence from the home were associated with children's early admission to DCCs; but maternal employment and availability of childcare support were not associated with admission priorities. Priorities given to children on DCC waiting lists were not fully based on deprivation and childcare need; caste/ethnicity may influence the prioritisation. Policies should explicitly prioritise those most in need and most deprived, possibly with regulations to reserve seats for those from low-caste/ethnic groups. (Contains 2 tables.)
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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
Identifiers - Location: Nepal