|Institution:||Oberlin College Masters Theses|
|Keywords:||Families and Family Life; Sociology; child care; childcare; self care; working; parents; children; black; white; income; household; child; reliance|
|Full text PDF:||http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=obgrad1315410341|
The theoretical basis for the present study derives fromthe recent emergence of child care as a major issue of socialpolicy and from the apparent influence of social networks onchild care practices. The review of the literature whichfollows will describe the development of concern over childcare policy and practice and the current state of researchrelative to it, with emphasis on studies of self-care. Furtherdiscussion of the role of social networks in child-care choicesand the general differences between blacks and whites in theuse of these networks will provide the basis for the hypothesisof the study.