TITLE

JUGGLING ACTS: HOW PARENTS WORKING NON-STANDARD HOURS ARRANGE CARE FOR THEIR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN

AUTHOR(S)
Moss, Janine
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Social Policy Journal of New Zealand;Jun2009, Issue 35, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Little is known about the childcare arrangements of New Zealand parents who work non-standard hours (outside the hours of Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 5.00 pm). This research took an exploratory case study approach to understand how some parents juggle the complexity of their family and non-standard work commitments. Twenty-two parents and three grandparents, plus employers in seven workplaces, were interviewed. The study found that the nature of nonstandard work -- such as very early starts, working overnight or weekends, and being on-call -- meant more planning was required, and usually a mix of different types of care were used to meet parents' childcare needs.
ACCESSION #
48923971

 

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