Hispanic Center Brief: Nonstandard Work Schedules Among Low-Income Hispanic Parents of Young Children

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Hispanic Center Brief: Nonstandard Work Schedules Among Low-Income Hispanic Parents of Young Children
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National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families
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National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families released a brief on non-standard work schedules that examines the implications of these schedules on Latino families’ ability to access child care options, especially those designed and subsidized to support low-income families. The brief can be found at http://www.hispanicresearchcenter.org/publications/how-common-are-nonstandard-work-schedules-among-low-income-hispanic-parents-of-young-children/.  Findings highlight the following:

  • Over half of young Hispanic children ages 0-5 years in working-parent families with two parents have a parent who is already at work before 8 am, and almost half have parents who work weekends.

  • Many Latino children, and particularly those in immigrant households, have parents with unpredictable schedules who receive short notice of their work hours.

  • These non-standard and unpredictable schedules have implications, including on family routines and Latino families’ ability to access child care options, especially those designed and subsidized to support low-income families.