Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Richard A. Colignon
Joseph D. Yenerall
This study examined the relationship between child, respondent, parent/guardian, and household characteristics and the preferences of the availability of sick care, a small group size, a reasonable cost, and a caregiver who shares similar beliefs about raising children in the selection of nonparental arrangements. SPPS was used to obtain bi-variate analyses of the categorized independent variables and their relationship to each of the four dependent variables regarding parental preferences of nonparental arrangements. Those who have a lower level of education, a lower total household income, rent their home, and have received welfare benefits within the past three years are more likely to say that the availability of sick care and a reasonable cost are very important. On the other hand, those who have a higher level of education, a lower total household income, own their home and have not received welfare benefits in the past three years are more likely to say that a small group size is very important. The results suggest that factors associated with a sense of security in life appear to be related to parental preferences in the selection of nonparental arrangements.
Castiglione, A. (2003). Child Care in the United States: Assessing Parental Preferences in the Selection of Nonparental Care (Master's thesis, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/384