Capizzano J, Adams G, Ost J. 2006. Caring for children of color: The child care patterns of white, black, and Hispanic children under 5. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 41 pp. (Occasional paper no. 72)
Annotation: This paper investigates child care patterns uncovered in past research to determine whether they hold for white, black, and Hispanic children separately or if these subgroups exhibit patterns that differ from the patterns for children nationally. The paper looks at different economic, work, and family situations. The paper, which includes an executive summary, discusses (1) the data and methods used, (2) demographic and socioeconomic differences among white, black, and Hispanic families; (3) child care patterns in families where both parents work, (4) patterns by age of the child, (5) patterns by family structure, (6) patterns by family income, (7) patterns by primary caregiver's education level, (8) patterns by parental availability, (9) patterns by primary caregiver's work schedule, (10) patterns by presence of nonparental relatives in the household, and (11) patterns by region. A summary and policy implications are included.
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Keywords: Blacks, Child care, Economic factors, Families, Hispanic Americans, Minority groups, Public policy, Racial factors, Research, Whites, Working parents, Young children