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Evaluation of the effectiveness of the subsidized child care program: Report to the 86th Texas Legislature

Subsidized child care is a support service that allows parents to become and remain employed, thereby contributing to the Texas economy. This report demonstrates that subsidized child care is an effective work support service that enables parents to participate in the workforce or in work-related activities. As reflected in the report, in 2016 approximately 85 percent of TANF parents found employment within 12 months of receiving child care. Additionally, approximately 79 percent of non-TANF parents maintained employment 12 months after receiving child care and, at the end of the 12-month period, experienced an average quarterly wage gain of $581, or $2,324 for the year. (author abstract)
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