Laura Dresser, and Andy Olds. Better Wages, Better Care: The Link Between Job Quality and Child Care Quality in Dane County. COWS, 2002.
COWS report of the Local Child Care Wage Initiative. COWS assumes that improving the income of caregivers will help keep dedicated workers in the field and reduce turnover of the workforce. This third report discusses turnover, why turnover is a special problem in the child care field, and reasons that turnover rates in full-day group child care centers are so high. This report also examines empirical evidence of the relationship between turnover, child care quality, and care workers’ wages in Dane County.