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Year Published: 2006
This study of 1,755 working parents of school-age children at one of three Fortune 100 companies focused on assessing parental stress. Based on parents surveyed, the study estimates that approximately 50 million parents are potentially over-stressed by parental concern about afterschool time (PCAST)—which is when parents are worried about what their children are doing during the hours after school—and are likely to bring their concerns to the office. The study found that parental worries about what their children are doing after school makes mothers and fathers less productive at work and contributes to employee stress, costing businesses between $50 billion and $300 billion annually in lost productivity.
Scope of the Evaluation: National
Program Type: Afterschool
Location: National evaluation of parents working at Fortune 100 companies.
Grade level: Middle School, High School
Program Demographics: Parental concern about afterschool time (PCAST) is a concern across all socio-economic levels, gender, race, and job title.