This study is part of the USDA Agricultural Experiment Station Research, with funding from USDA/CSREES/NRICGP Grant 2001-35401-10215 and 2002-35401-11591 and cooperating universities and the private sector officially known as NC223: “Rural Low-income Families: Tracking their Well-being and Functioning in the Context of Welfare Reform.” Cooperating states include California, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Wyoming, and the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station Projects, MIN-52-055 & MIN-52-078.
Private Safety Net: Childcare Resources from the Perspective of Rural Low-Income Families*
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Volume 53, Issue 2, pages 201–209, March 2004
How to Cite
Katras, M. J., Zuiker, V. S. and Bauer, J. W. (2004), Private Safety Net: Childcare Resources from the Perspective of Rural Low-Income Families. Family Relations, 53: 201–209. doi: 10.1111/j.0022-2445.2004.00010.x
Financial support for this study was provided by several sources at the University of Minnesota: the Henry Borow Dissertation Award for Doctoral Research, the Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy in collaboration with the General College, the Shirley Zimmerman Fellowship, Department of Family Social Science, and the M. Geraldine Gage Fellowship, Department of Family Social Science.
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- child care;
- rural families;
- welfare reform
Phenomenological analysis was used to understand how rural low-income families accessed and used child-care resources to meet the needs of their families using data from Wave 1 of the Rural Families Speak Project. In the aftermath of welfare reform, results highlight the continuing need for policy aimed at building stronger supports for families with inadequate access to child care.