Portland State University. Department of Sociology
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Sociology
1 online resource (85 p.)
College students -- Oregon -- Portland, Campus-based child care -- Oregon -- Portland, Student assistance programs -- Oregon -- Portland
The purpose of this study was to identify critical childcare resources that student parents utilize that allow them to access higher education at varying levels, but also to make assumptions about parents unable to enroll due to barriers and/or lack of resources. This study sought to answer the following questions: 1) To what extent does subsidized childcare facilitate student parents' access to higher education? Is subsidized childcare a more important resource for some groups of students than for others?, and 2) Are student parents making childcare-enrollment trade-offs in order to pursue higher education? Are certain groups of students more vulnerable to making trade-offs?
Creach, Elizabeth Dawn, "The Effects of Subsidized Childcare on Student Parents' Access to Higher Education at Portland State University" (2003). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3667.