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Parent-only care: A child care choice for working couple families?

Baxter, Jennifer A; Gray, Matthew; Alexander, Michael


The article looks at decisions by couples with young children as to whether one or both parents are in paid employment and how they deal with the question of who will care for their children. It found that a substantial minority of Australian working parents with very young children often organise their work so that they do not need to use non-parental care. The paper uses 2004 data from the infant cohort of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) to examine the use of non-parental...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Family Matters


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