Defining narrow cost analysis: A brief for CCDF Lead Agencies
In this brief, we define and discuss narrow cost analysis and child care costs. A narrow cost analysis provides some cost information to help inform payment rate setting. Yet it imposes less of a burden on providers and CCDF Lead Agencies than other methods. (Market rate surveys and full-scale cost surveys both require more data collection.) Two common methods of narrow cost analysis are cost models and limited cost surveys. (author abstract)
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