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Schilder Diane, Willenborg Peter, Lou Cary, Knowles Sarah, Thomas Kate, July 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This resource is an online directory of individual state fact sheets. There are snapshots for 50 states, District of Columbia, and a separate national snapshot. Each snapshot provides the following: the number and share of children under age 6…

Ruppanner Leah, Moller Stephanie, Sayer Liana, 29 July, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigates the relationship between maternal employment and state-to-state differences in childcare cost and mean school day length. Pairing state-level measures with an individual-level sample of prime working-age mothers from the…
Adams Gina, Derrick-Mills Teresa, Heller Caroline, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report presents findings from a review of 17 programs and initiatives working to meet the child care needs of low-income parents seeking education and training. It highlights common strategies these organizations have implemented to meet the…
Jacobs Anna W., Hill Terrence D., Tope Daniel, O'Brien Laureen K., July-August 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: Although studies suggest that employment promotes mental health, it is unclear whether this pattern extends to low-income urban women with children who are disproportionately employed in unstable jobs and often unable to obtain child care…
Illinois Action for Children, January, 2016
Reports & Papers
This brief discusses the prevalence of non-standard work schedules among Cook County families using CCAP and the types of child care they use. (author abstract)
Friedman-Krauss Allison, Raver C. Cybele, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Children growing up in poverty have a higher likelihood of exposure to multiple forms of adversity that jeopardize their chances of academic success. The current paper identifies school mobility, or changing schools, as 1 such poverty-related risk.…
Stoll Marcia, Alexander David, Nicpon Christine, Spring 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Few issues confound child care policy more than the fact that very large numbers of mothers work evenings, overnight, or weekend hours when fewer child care programs operate. The authors interviewed 50 single Chicago mothers with nontraditional work…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
In December of 2007, OHS turned to the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS), a relevant Federal resource that collects data annually on farmworker populations, to explore regional population demographics for MSHS-eligible families. In…
Adams Gina, Heller Caroline, Spaulding Shayne, Derrick-Mills Teresa, October, 2014
Reports & Papers
This paper is part of a larger Urban Institute project -- Bridging the Gap: Understanding the Intersection between Workforce Development and Child Care -- supported by the Ford Foundation, that examines the intersection between workforce development…
Herbst Chris M., December, 2013
Reports & Papers
This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the Lanham Act of 1940, a heavily subsidized and universal child care program that was administered throughout the U.S. during World War II. I begin by estimating the impact of the Lanham Act on…
Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, Center for Law and Social Policy, Family Values @ Work, Institute for Women's Policy Research, MomsRising, National Partnership for Women & Families (U.S.), National Women's Law Center, Wider Opportunities for Women, 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women (U.S.), 09 July, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of the child care needs and access of mothers working in the restaurant industry, based on an analysis of census data, a survey of more than 200 mothers working in the restaurant industry, focus groups with 13 mothers, and in-depth…
Coley Rebekah Levine, Lombardi Caitlin McPherran, January, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An analysis of the relationship between maternal employment in the two years after childbearing and children's cognitive and behavioral functioning at age 7, with additional analyses of the moderating roles of race/ethnicity and child care type on…
Meloy Mary Elizabeth Corrington, Phillips Deborah A., September/October 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between child care assistance receipt and placement disruptions among foster children under the age of 5, based on data from 18,944 children in foster care for at least three months in Illinois
Illinois Action for Children, June, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of the distances traveled to child care and work of low income parents who receive child care subsidies in Cook County, Illinois, based on an analysis of Illinois Child Care Assistance Program administrative data
Thomas Dawn V., Seshadri Roopa, Cesarone Bernard, Fowler Susan A., Goerge Robert, Danner Natalie, June, 2012
Reports & Papers
An examination of the geographic distribution in Illinois of child and family risk indicators and of early childhood program availability, based on analyses of secondary and administrative data