Parental Employment and its Impact on Children

Back • Publication Date: June 25th, 2004

Authors: Priscilla Canny, Ph.D. and Douglas Hall, Ph.D.

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Parental employment is widely recognized as a key indicator of family economic security, and thus, child well-being. While parents who are employed help sustain their families in the quest for self-sufficiency, employment alone does not guarantee self-sufficiency. It also is accompanied by challenges relating to the care of children. This report explores several facets of parental employment, as informed by data from the decennial Census.