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"How Common Are Nonstandard Work Schedules Among Low-Income Hispanic Parents of Young Children?"

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Families may be less likely to take advantage of early-childhood education programs if they work nonstandard hours, finds a new report from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families.

The center found that among low-income, two-parent Hispanic and black families, 70 percent of parents work a combination of standard and nonstandard hours. Among low-income, two-parent white families, that number jumps to 73 percent. The report defined nonstandard hours as those outside of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The center also found early-education centers that primarily serve Hispanic children are less likely to offer full-time hours, eight hours of care Monday through Friday.

Vol. 37, Issue 14, Page 4

Published in Print: November 29, 2017, as Early-Childhood Education
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