The invisible labor and multidimensional impacts of negotiating childcare on farms

This 2020 journal article examines childcare arrangements and an under-recognized challenge through which farm household dynamics directly influence agricultural production. The article draws on interviews and focus group data to identify and analyze social, economic and cognitive pathways through which childcare affects farm operations.


Rissing, A., Inwood, S.M. and E. Stengel. 2020. “Farming Parents Are Working Parents: Tracing the Impact of Childcare on Agriculture and Food System Development.” Agriculture and Human Values.