Child-care arrangements for working women

Sandrine Micheaux et Olivier Monso, division Emploi, Insee

When women do not work, they usually look care of the children while their partner is at work. Couples where the mother works mostly make use of people who are paid to take care of children, in particular registered child-minders, until their children start school, while single mothers usually rely on family, friends and also on collective childcare facilities (nurseries, day-care centres and recreation centres). These latter are also used most by women executives, public-sector employees and city-dwellers.

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No 1132
Paru le : 06/04/2007