Kids at Work: The Value of Employer-Sponsored On-site Child Care Centers [book review]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David C. Ribar, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Few employers offer direct child-care assistance to their workers, and of those that do only a tiny fraction operates on-site day care centers. Given the tremendous growth in market work among women and especially among mothers of young children in the last three decades, we might have expected to see wider adoption of on-site child care as an employee benefit, yet this did not happen. Could the reason be that on-site day care is not sufficiently valued by workers and therefore not highly demanded? In Kids at Work, Rachel Connelly, Deborah DeGraff and Rachel Willis take on this question by surveying workers at three firms—two firms with on-site centers and another without—about their usage and contingent valuations of these services.

Additional Information

Economics of Education Review 26:2 (April 2007), 257-8
Language: English
Date: 2007
Book review, On-site child care centers

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