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Title: Child Care: Arrangements and Costs
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1. Veum, Jonathan R.
Gleason, Philip M.
Child Care: Arrangements and Costs
Monthly Labor Review 114,10 (October 1991): 10-17.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: U.S. Department of Labor
Keyword(s): Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); Child Care; Dual-Career Families; Educational Attainment; Family Income; Marital Status; Maternal Employment; Racial Differences; Unemployment; Work Hours

The 1988 NLSY and the 1983 NLS of Young Women are used to examine several child care issues in the United States. Younger and older women frequently use relatives to provide child care, but older women use persons other than relatives more frequently. These data indicate that the use of child care centers by mothers is directly related to family income. The results also indicate that upper-income families can more easily afford private centers, while poorer families are more likely to use public centers. Average weekly expenditures on child care are about $60 for younger women and $45 for older women. Younger women utilize child care services an average of 39.4 hours a week, compared with 24.7 hours for older women. These data suggest that child care expenditures and hourly usage are also related to family income. Findings also suggest that women in low-income families are more likely to have gaps in employment because adequate child care arrangements are more difficult to find.
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Veum, Jonathan R. and Philip M. Gleason. "Child Care: Arrangements and Costs." Monthly Labor Review 114,10 (October 1991): 10-17.