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May 2007, Vol. 130, No. 5
Comparing childcare measures in the ATUS and earlier time-diary studies
Mary Dorinda Allard
Economist, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Chair and Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland.
Research Economist, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Vanessa R. Wight
Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland.
The American Time Use Survey’s measures of primary childcare and time with children are comparable with those in earlier U.S. time-diary studies, but the secondary childcare measure is not.
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