Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, March 3, 2008

Family Members Provide Child Care

"Grandparents serve as the primary caregivers for about 20 percent of the 11.3 million preschool children with employed mothers, according to data released Thursday by the Census Bureau.

Fathers provide slightly less child care than grandparents, the bureau found. About a quarter of the children under 5 spend most of their time in an organized program like a nursery school, day care or Head Start while their mothers worked.

Whether the mother works or not, relatives regularly provide some regular child care to almost half of the nation’s 19 million preschool children."

by Tamar Lewin, N.Y. Times Link to Article (last visited 3-3-08 NVS)

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