A.A. Mohamed, H.A. Conley, and B. Yoo
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 19, no. 718, 1999, p.101-113
It has been suggested that the success of welfare reform in the US may depend on the availability of child day care. However, the day care industry suffers from problems related to the availability, quality and affordability of its services. Present study attempts to estimate the supply and demand for day care centres in Chicago, and seeks to identify centre owners' plans for expansion and their perceptions of environmental carriers. Results showed that demand for day care centre services was three times higher than supply. In spite of this, only 12% of owners had any plans for expansion. Both the shortages of labour and state regulations were perceived as barriers.
F.J. Kauffman and H.M. Pijnenburg
Social Work in Europe, vol. 6, no. 3, 1999, p.44-52
Current Dutch youth care policy is based on the following objectives: