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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…

Gropp Sara, Lopez Amanda, Schortgen Amanda, Stephens Lora, Wall Melissa, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee (ELAC) decided to shift the focus of this year’s report to the impact that the national public health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had on early care and education. While the pandemic and its…
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, Gebrekristos Semhar, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
Local workforce development boards (LWDBs) set policies for and oversee a set of workforce programs and services funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). As such, they are the front line for low-income parents who need…
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…
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, March, 2012
Reports & Papers
Findings on the characteristics of families with children under 6 years old from the National Agricultural Worker Survey (NAWS), a national random sample survey of crop farmworkers, and findings on families' child care experiences from the NAWS…
Son Seohee, Bauer Jean W., March, 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of perceptions of difficulties and challenges of balancing family, child care, and work responsibilities, based on a secondary analysis of interview data with of 28 rural, low-income, continuously employed, and single mothers across 11…
Elicker James, Clawson Carolyn, Hong Soo-Young, Kim Tae-Eun, Evangelou Demetra, Kontos Susan, 2005
Reports & Papers
Findings from a study of the types and quality of child care used by low income working families in four Indiana communities, and their relation to child development and parent employment outcomes
Walker Susan K., Reschke Kathy L., 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A descriptive analysis of child care patterns of 323 low-income women living in rural counties, in relation to women's employment status, partner availability, and child age
Indiana. Division of Family and Children, 2002
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the impacts of welfare reform on children in Indiana
United States. Administration for Children and Families, 2001
Reports & Papers
A study of families' decisions regarding employment and child care arrangements, examining variations by child's age, mother's race, and other family characteristics, and assessing the impact of child care subsidies and other state policies on…
Laird Robert, Pettit Gregory S., Dodge Kenneth A., Bates John E., 1998
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A longitudinal study examining the influence of child, family and contextual factors on school-age child care arrangements
Glass Jennifer, Estes Sarah B., 1996
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of workplace, child care, and sociodemographic factors associated with job turnover in mothers of infants