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A STUDY OF CURRENT PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH INADEQUATE CHILDCARE FOR PARENTS WHO WORK NONTRADITIONAL HOURS

PROPOSAL FOR MSA 685 PROJECT

Submitted by
Larone R. Daniels

December 06, 2004

Instructor
Dr. Diana Otto

ABSTRACT

The number of parents entering the workforce continues to grow. However, the amount of available, affordable, and quality childcare facilities in the United States remains inadequate. Employees using inadequate childcare are more likely to be late for work, absent, or distracted on the job. High rates of turnover, absenteeism, and low productivity cost employers money. This researcher proposes to formulate a study designed to analyze the problems associated with inadequate childcare and parents who work nonstandard hours. This researcher proposes to analyze current childcare practices and document successful and alternative childcare strategies. TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABSTRACT……………………………………………………………………….……………..ii I. DEFINITION OF THE PROBLEM/ISSUE………………………………………………………1 A. Introduction………………………………………………………………………………..1 B. The Statement of the Problem……………………………………………………………..2 C. The Statement of the Subproblem……………………………………………………….2 D. The Hypotheses…………………………………………………………………………….3 E. TheDelimitations………………………………………………………………………….3 F. Assumptions………………………………………………………………………………..4 G. The Definition of Terms………………………………………………………………….4 H. The Importance of this Study………………………………………………………………5 I. Summary…………………………………………………………………………………6 II. THE LITERATURE REVIEW…………………………………………………………….7 A. Introduction……………………………………………………………………………...7 B. Identification of Data Relevant to Research……………………………………...8 C. Correlation of Data Relevant to Research………………………………………...10 D. Summary…………………………………………………………………………….10 III. METHODOLOGY………………………………………………………………………..11 A. Introduction……………………………………………………………………………..11 B. Method…………………………………………………………………………………..11 C. Design…………………………………………………………………………………….11 D....