The choice for child-care arrangements and consequences for the well-being of families


Non-parental child-care arrangements are important to parents' daily lives and the societal and scientific debate on its effects is ongoing. This study aims to explain the determinants and consequences of child-care arrangements for child and parental well-being by (i) introducing new determinants (e.g., non-standard work schedules), (ii) examining the interdependency between parents' work schedules, (iii) studying the parent-personnel relationship and (iv) contrasting the Netherlands with Finland and the UK. Structural equation analyses based on the 2013 'Families 24/7' (N=1,400 parents in the Netherlands, UK, and Finland) and 2006-2007/2010-2011 NKPS data (N=2,170 parents) will test the hypothesized paths and cross-country variations.



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Main applicant

Prof. dr. ir. A.G. van der Lippe

Affiliated with

Universiteit Utrecht, Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen, Departement Maatschappijwetenschappen

Team members

M. Verhoef MSc


01/09/2013 to 10/01/2018