Childcare as a work support, a child-focused intervention, and a job

C. C. Raver

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Huston's chapter (see record 2004-00152-009) is critical to our understanding of the ways that low-income families manage the demands of employment and rearing their children. Women who are trying to meet welfare reform mandates to employment are faced with a harsh set of childcare choices. Specifically, these mothers face a market-based system that is unlikely to adequately meet the needs of their children at the subsidy price that the government is likely to pay. Huston underscores a central theme in work by Edin and Lein (1995), that poor women receive too low a wage to be able to afford the high cost of high-quality care on their own. The implications of this substandard care for children's outcomes are grave indeed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWork-family challenges for low-income parents and their children
EditorsA. C. Crouter A. Booth
Place of PublicationMahwah, NJ, US
PublisherLawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0-8058-4600-X (Hardcover); 0-8058-5077-5 (Paperback)
StatePublished - 2004


  • *Child Care
  • *Family Work Relationship
  • *Government Policy Making
  • *Lower Income Level
  • *Welfare Reform
  • Employment Status
  • Family
  • Welfare Services (Government)


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