Understanding caregiving patterns, motivations, and resource needs of subsidized family, friend, and neighbor child care providers

Meirong Liu, Steven G Anderson

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Family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers play important roles in delivering subsidized noncustodial child care. Yet, little is known about these noncustodial caregivers. This article profiles the caregiving experiences, motivations, and resource needs of these providers, based on a survey of 301 randomly selected FFN providers in one state. Recommendations are offered for strengthening public supports to enhance the quality of this form of caregiving.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-119
Number of pages21
JournalChild Welfare
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010


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  • Medicine(all)

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