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Table 3 Type of Child Care Parents Used for Children below 7 Years of Age in 2006: Percentage of Parents

From: Child Care in Malaysia: Then and Now

Type Urban Rural Total
Self 15.3 27.0 19.0
Husband 2.2 3.4 2.2
Older sibling 0.8 2.5 1.4
Family member living together 15.9 21.1 17.4
Family member living away 15.5 18.0 16.5
Maid 8.8 0.8 6.2
Neighbour 16.0 11.2 14.8
Friend 1.6 2.0 1.8
Child care centre 12.9 5.9 10.6
No one to care 1.4 1.1 1.3
Others 9.7 7.0 8.9
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
  1. Source. National Family and Population Board (2008).