Publication Date

1987

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Martin, Michael J.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Human and Family Resources

LCSH

Employer-supported day care--Illinois--Du Page County||Day care centers--Illinois--Du Page County

Abstract

This research examines child care needs and preferences of working parents. Data was collected on a written questionnaire from 41 parent employees and 122 non-parent employees of a public sector human services agency in DuPage County, Illinois. Results indicated that employees who are parents to children under 12 experience difficulties at work related to child care in the following areas: stress level; concentration and ability to perform the job well; and absenteeism. Findings suggest that many working parents have the following unmet child care needs: care for sick children; temporary or emergency care; child care which is affordable; and child care to match work and school hours. The majority of respondents indicated a preference for relatives as child care givers. However, there was no relationship between job type and care giver preference.

Comments

Bibliography: pages [34]-36.

Extent

46 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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