Parenting alone to multiple caregivers: Child care and parenting arrangements in Black and White urban families

Andrea G. Hunter, Jane L. Pearson, Nicholas S. Ialongo, Sheppard G. Kellam

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Abstract

This paper examines domain-specific variations in child care and parenting arrangements in a community-defined sample of urban families. Children lived in a variety of family types; parenting systems ranged from parenting alone to multiple caregivers. The residential status of additional caregivers varied. The effects of family type, income, and child gender on the likelihood of caregivers sharing child care and parenting activities varied by type of activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-353
Number of pages11
JournalFamily Relations
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Black families
  • Child care
  • Family structure
  • Parenting
  • Racial differences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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