Research Connections is distributing the Parental Use of Child Care: A Guide for Constructing Parent Surveys created by the Oregon Child Care Research Partnership with the Family Policy Program at Oregon State University (February 2007). This document offers guidance for constructing surveys to provide information on the factors driving parental use of child care arrangements.
Research Connections has produced A Guide To Understanding State Child Care Subsidy Programs through Analysis of Public and Non-public Use Datasets (August 2009). This guide demonstrates how to use survey data from the Census Bureau and administrative data generated by state child care subsidy and other programs to study child care subsidy take-up rates and the relationship between parental employment and child care subsidy receipt. This guidebook outlines example analyses that states can tailor for their use in addressing these questions.
Research Connections has also produced a Guide to Datasets for Research and Policymaking in Child Care & Early Education (January 2009). This guide provides profiles of publicly available large scale data sets that contain information useful to state administrators in child care and early education, other policymakers, researchers, and others.
Research Connections is supported by grant #90YE0104 from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents are solely the responsibility of the National Center for Children in Poverty and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.