This study examines the factors influencing childcare choice of
families with preshool children who use childcare service more 10 hours
a week. The first wave data of Korean Longitudinal Survey of Women &
Families were used for multinomial logistic regression analysis. The
findings of the study are as follows.
Firstly, the mothers with longer working hours were most likely to
use personal carers, and they prefer childcare facilities to kindergartens
or for-profit private institutes (hakwon). Secondly, the poor and
near-poor families tend to use childcare facilities more than other types
of childcare. Thirdly, the number of adults in the household was
positively related to the use of personal carers, and Lastly, parents were
more likely to choose institutional childcare for older children.
Some policy implications were discussed based on the results of the
study. First, implementation strategies for childcare facilities were
needed to accommodate full-time and overtime working mothers.
Secondly, more family-friendly atmosphere at workplace and in society
as a whole should be established which supports child-rearing of parents.
Lastly, child-rearing facilities with governmental support and
supervision (that is, childcare facilities and kindergartens) should be
recognized as public service and more support and extensive promotion
were needed for these child-rearing facilities distinguishable from
for-profit private institutes.
미취학아동 가족의 보육·교육서비스 선택에 영향을 미치는 요인(Factors influencing childcare choice of families with preschool children)
Seoul : Korea Women's Development Institute
|Journal Title; Vol./Issue||여성연구(The Women's Studies):vol.79(no.2)|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < Social Welfare|