Formal childcare services in North Queensland, Australia: an empirical assessment

Athiyaman, A. (2005) Formal childcare services in North Queensland, Australia: an empirical assessment. Australasian Journal of Business and Behavioural Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 11-42.

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Abstract

This research is a step towards integrating both demand and supply assessment for childcare. Specifically, it focuses on a set of research questions that have been highlighted as salient by the childcare industry in Townsville, Australia. A survey among households in Townsville revealed that finding a childcare centre at the right location drives "formal" childcare usage. Non-usage is primarily related to respondents not getting care for the hours they need, and being unable to find care at short notice. It is shown that a geographical area in Townsville, Murray, would be the ideal location for a new childcare facility. The results of this research should be of interest to practitioners and policy makers in childcare.

Item ID: 13967
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: childcare; density estimation; forecasting; logit; service quality
ISSN: 1832-0422
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2010 05:26
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1505 Marketing > 150599 Marketing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910403 Marketing @ 100%
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