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Master of Public Health (MPH)


School of Public Health


A growing body of literature attests to the value of employer-supported child care initiatives. This descriptive research documented the characteristics and relationship of Connecticut employer-supported child care centers with their sponsoring organizations. Data concerning the factors that lead to their implementation, aspects of company operation perceived as having been affected by the child care program, and attitudes of employer-sponsored child care center directors, regarding their company's sensitivity to employee issues, were collected· by interviews with 14 day center directors. Results indicated that programs were initiated to improve a variety of work-related productivity measures and achieved the effects for which they were designed. The benefits afforded to employees also were seen to be an important part of day center missions. Recommendations concerning the future development of employer-supported child care centers in Connecticut were given. Limitations of the study and suggestions for further research are presented.


This thesis was published in 1986; the author's degree was awarded in 1987.

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