Before the 1996 federal welfare reform, home-based childcare was either overlooked or looked down upon. Since then, there has been a flurry of research investigating kith and kin childcare - which makes up approximately 73% of child care in the U.S. This essay provides insight into who provides home-based care and the quality of that care.
Porter, T., & Kearns, S. (2005). Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care: Crib Notes on a Complex Issue. Occasional Paper Series, 2005 (15). Retrieved from http://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2005/iss15/2