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By a Thread: How Child Care Centers Hold On to Teachers, How Teachers Build Lasting Careers


  • Marcy Whitebook

    (University of California-Berkeley)

  • Laura Sakai

    (Research Consultant)


Whitebook and Sakai examine how child care programs and their staff subsist in a field characterized by low pay, low status, and high turnover and what the impacts of these factors are on the quality of child care provided.

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  • Marcy Whitebook & Laura Sakai, 2004. "By a Thread: How Child Care Centers Hold On to Teachers, How Teachers Build Lasting Careers," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number bat, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:bat Note: PDF is the book's first chapter.

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    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Holzer, Harry J, 1987. "Informal Job Search and Black Youth Unemployment," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 77(3), pages 446-452, June.
    2. Holzer, Harry J, 1988. "Search Method Use by Unemployed Youth," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 6(1), pages 1-20, January.
    3. Jacobson, Louis S & LaLonde, Robert J & Sullivan, Daniel G, 1993. "Earnings Losses of Displaced Workers," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 83(4), pages 685-709, September.
    4. Datcher, Linda, 1983. "The Impact of Informal Networks of Quit Behavior," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 65(3), pages 491-495, August.
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    child care; child care teachers; child care centers; teachers; education; pre-school;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education


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