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Table 2 Type of Child Care Parents Used by Children below 4 Years of Age in 1999: Percentage of Parents

From: Child Care in Malaysia: Then and Now

Type Below 1 year 1–2 years 3–4 years
Parents 12.9 13.3 15.1
Family members 40.0 36.0 37.5
Maid 6.2 7.8 8.9
Neighbour/friends 31.0 32.4 24.5
Child care centre 9.2 9.6 10.8
Others 0.7 0.9 3.2
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
  1. Source. National Family and Population Board (1999).