Document Number: 2675Child Care Patterns of School-Age Children with Employed Mothers - Arranging child care for school-age children presents a difficult set of challenges for working families. This report investigates the different types of child care arrangements, including unsupervised "self-care," that families with working mothers use for their school-age children. Specifically, the study examines how child care patterns differ by the age of the child, family income, race and ethnicity, parental time available to care for children (based on family structure and employment), whether the mother works "traditional" versus "nontraditional" hours and by state. (Jeffrey Capizzano, Kathryn Tout, Gina Adams, The Urban Institute and Child Trends, 2001)...
Related IssuesAt-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)