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Morris Suzann, Smith Linda K., May 2021
Reports & Papers

Little research exists on the role faith-based child care plays for many families in the United States. As COVID-19 impacted child care’s already fragile system, lessons learned from the faith-based community are a valuable asset to understand…

English Alan, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study sought to gain greater understanding of how youth at a faith-based privately-funded after-school program perceive relationships within the program. As the existence of a strong personal relationship is widely theorized to be a precursor…
Doran Elizabeth L., Bartel Ann, Waldfogel Jane, December, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although the gender wage gap in the United States has narrowed, women's career trajectories diverge from men's after the birth of children, suggesting a potential role for family-friendly policies. We provide new evidence on employer provision of…
Sheets Alexis, 2018
Other
Making decisions between career and family can be difficult for many American parents. As labor force participation rates for women decline and the cost of child care continues to increase, the role of the employer in creating work-life balance for…
International Finance Corporation, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
This report is structured in six parts. Following this introduction and a description of the methodology used for this research, section 2 focuses on the why--the reasons that companies may want to invest in childcare support. It draws on the case…
International Finance Corporation, September, 2017
Executive Summary
This report shows that employer-supported childcare can yield substantial business benefits for employers across national, regulatory, and sector contexts. To substantiate the business case, the report draws on 10 case studies of employers who…
Hipp Lena, Morrissey Taryn, Warner Mildred, June, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Support from employers to help parents balance work and family responsibilities has become an increasingly important issue, particularly in the United States, where public support for families is scarce. Little is known about the effectiveness of…
Paulk Amber, Seaton Kali, Yuille Angela, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
It has long been an established view that children who attend high-quality early learning programs are more likely to be school ready. However, some studies have found that program quality is not as important to child outcomes as is participating in…
Charney Rachel L., Rebmann Terri, Flood Robert G., December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives: The objectives were to determine the impact of emergency childcare (EC) needs on health care workers' ability and likelihood to work during a pandemic versus an earthquake as well as to determine the anticipated need and expected use of…
Gullekson Nicole L., Griffeth Rodger W., Vancouver Jeffrey B., Kovner Christine Tassone, Cohen Debra, November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose -- Human resource management (HRM) practices are implemented to improve outcomes, such as reducing turnover, absenteeism, and improving performance. Using social exchange theory (SET), the purpose of this paper is to examine one HRM practice…
Horizons Workforce Consulting, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of the role of employer-sponsored child care centers in supporting the recruitment, retention, well-being, and productivity of employees
Lewsader Joellen, Elicker James, November, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Multiple types of child care are exempt from government licensure or regulation in the United States, yet previous research has shown that stricter adherence to regulatory standards predicts higher quality programs. This study compares global child…
Frabutt James M., Waldron Rachel, September, 2013
Other
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood is a critically formative stage of human development and the educational experiences of children at this young age impact their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical competencies. In the U.S., early childhood education has grown…
Lewsader Joellen, May, 2013
Reports & Papers
Multiple types of child care are exempt from state licensure or regulation yet research has shown that stricter adherence to standards for a child care program predicts higher quality programs. This study compares three groups of church-sponsored…
Horizons Workforce Consulting, 2013
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of the role of employer-sponsored child care in supporting the recruitment, retention, satisfaction, and productivity of employees in healthcare organizations