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U.S. Department of Labor Futurework
  Trends and Challenges for Work in the 21st Century
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Helping Families with Young Children
Navigate Work and Family Life *

by
Ellen Galinsky
James T. Bond
Families and Work Institute

TABLE 4: ALLOWED TO TAKE TIME OFF FOR SICK CHILDREN WITHOUT LOSING PAY:
EMPLOYED PARENTS WITH CHILDREN UNDER SIX

Employee Group: All Parents (n=522)
Allowed: 49
Not Allowed: 51
Significance (df,test):

Employee Group: Hourly Earnings
Allowed:
Not Allowed:
Significance (df,test): *** (df=1, M-H X2)

Employee Group: $7.70 or less(n=121)
Allowed: 37
Not Allowed: 63
Significance (df,test): *** (df=1, M-H X2)

Employee Group: $7.71-$19.25 (n=247)
Allowed: 48
Not Allowed: 52
Significance (df,test): *** (df=1, M-H X2)

Employee Group: More than $19.25 (n=124)
Allowed: 61
Not Allowed: 39
Significance (df,test): *** (df=1, M-H X2)

Employee Group: Family income
Allowed:
Not Allowed:
Significance (df,test): *** (df=1, M-H X2)

Employee Group: Less than $28.7K (n=115)
Allowed: 36
Not Allowed: 64
Significance (df,test): *** (df=1, M-H X2)

Employee Group: $28.7K-$71.5K (n=274)
Allowed: 48
Not Allowed: 52
Significance (df,test): *** (df=1, M-H X2)

Employee Group: $71.6K or more (n=116)
Allowed: 65.5
Not Allowed: 34.5
Significance (df,test): *** (df=1, M-H X2)

Employee Group: Marital status
Allowed:
Not Allowed:
Significance (df,test): *** (df=1, px2)

Employee Group: Married/partnered (n=443)
Allowed: 51
Not Allowed: 49
Significance (df,test): *** (df=1, px2)

Employee Group: Single (n=78)
Allowed: 37
Not Allowed: 63
Significance (df,test): *** (df=1, px2)

Employee Group: Work status
Allowed:
Not Allowed:
Significance (df,test): *** (df=1, px2)

Employee Group: Full time (n=450)
Allowed: 51
Not Allowed: 49
Significance (df,test): *** (df=1, px2)

Employee Group: Part time (n=71)
Allowed: 34
Not Allowed: 66
Significance (df,test): *** (df=1, px2)

Significance Levels: * p<.05;** p<.01; *** p<.001. Tests: P c2=Pearson c 2; M-H c 2=Mantel-Haenszel c2.
Source: Families and Work Institute, 1997 National Study of the Changing Workforce

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