Evaluation of the 1989 Child‐care Supplement in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth

Frank L. Mott and Paula Baker


This report summarizes the results of a special experiment in the collection (from 347 mothers) of detailed current and retrospective child care information carried out in conjunction with the 1989 (11th round) wave of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. It addresses a number of child care data quality and evaluation issues and provides some recommendations for subsequent data collection. Interested readers should have access to the 1989 Child Care Supplement in order to maximally be able to interpret the results of this report.