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Title: Child-Care Problems: An Obstacle to Work
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1. Cattan, Peter
Child-Care Problems: An Obstacle to Work
Monthly Labor Review 114,10 (October 1991): 3-9.
Also: http://stats.bls.gov/opub/mlr/1991/10/art1abs.htm
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: U.S. Department of Labor
Keyword(s): Child Care; Educational Attainment; Employment, Intermittent; Hispanics; Maternal Employment; Poverty; Racial Differences; Unemployment

The lack of affordable child care can be a serious obstacle that prevents mothers of young children from seeking or holding employment. To examine this issue, data are derived from the NLSY, an ongoing sample of persons in the U.S. who, in 1986, were 21 to 29 years old. An estimated 1.1 million mothers in this age group said they were out of the labor force because of child care problems in 1986. They represented almost 14% of the total population of mothers in this age group and 23% of all people out of the labor force in 1986. Poor mothers were much more likely than other mothers to be out of the labor force due to child care problems, and minority mothers, particularly Hispanics, were more likely to be out of the labor force due to child care problems than mothers who were poor and lacked high school diplomas. [ABI/INFORM]
Bibliography Citation
Cattan, Peter. "Child-Care Problems: An Obstacle to Work." Monthly Labor Review 114,10 (October 1991): 3-9.