Use of Relative Care by Working Parents

Research Report

Use of Relative Care by Working Parents

Abstract

Data from the 2002 National Survey of America's Families indicates that 8.9 million children under the age 13 regularly spend time in the care of relatives while their parents work; 6.4 million of these children are in relative care as their only nonparental child care arrangement. Over one-quarter of children under age three are in only relative care compared with about one-fifth of older children. The percentage of children who spent time in relative care was largely unchanged between 1999 and 2002.

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