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Nonparental Child Care during Nonstandard Hours: Who Uses It and How Does It Influence Child Well-being?

Abstract Over the last three decades there has been a rise in the number of workers employed during nonstandard (evening and overnight) hours; accompanying this trend has been a renewed interest in documenting workers, their families, and outcomes associated with nonstandard-hour employment. However, there are important gaps in the current literature. Few have considered how parents who work nonstandard hours care for their children when parental care is unavailable; little is known about who participates in nonparental child care during nonstandard hours, or the characteristics of those who participate. Most pressingly from a policy perspective, it is unclear how participation in nonparental child care during nonstandard hours influences child well... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Boyd-Swan, Casey Helen (Author) / Herbst, Chris M (Advisor) / Bradley, Robert H (Committee member) / Segal, Elizabeth A (Committee member) / Lucio, Joanna D (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public policy / Early childhood education / Education policy / child care / education / nonstandard / shift work
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 185 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Public Policy 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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