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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…
Talbert Elizabeth M., Bustamante Ali, Thompson Lindsay J., Williams Margaret E., 2018
Reports & Papers
Though the importance of early childhood education (ECE) in the United States has gained attention for its economic, social, emotional, and intellectual benefits to children and society, research tells us little about the impact ECE, specifically…
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…
Davis Elizabeth E., Krafft Caroline, Madill Rebecca, Halle Tamara, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
In this study we analyzed administrative data on children receiving child care subsidies in Maryland between 2007 and 2014 in order to investigate the continuity of subsidy participation over time. The study found wide variation in subsidy…
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…
Sall Sean P., January, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In the 1980s and 1990s, many states and districts began to provide funding for prekindergarten (PK) programs for the first time. This paper takes advantage of the staggered timing in program funding to investigate the effect that increased…
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…
Daneri M. Paula, Forry Nicole D., Blasberg Amy, July, 2013
Reports & Papers
Findings from a survey of 289 parents who had applied for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in Maryland that examine their work hours and schedule in the week prior to the survey
Passarella Letitia Logan, Born Catherine E., Roll Susan J., February, 2013
Reports & Papers
This current paper extends the analysis of subsidy use among new TANF families in Maryland. Specifically, this report looks at the use and non-use of child care subsidies by a cohort of female-headed, single-parent families with at least one child…
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…
Goerge Robert, Harris Allison, Bilaver Lucy Mackey, Franzetta Kerry, Reidy Mairead, Schexnayder Deanna, Schroeder Daniel G., Staveley Jane, Kreader J. Lee, Obenski Sally, Prevost Ronald C., Berning Michael E., Resnick Dean M., August 18, 2009
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationship between child care subsidy use and employment outcomes, and an identification of factors associated with child care subsidy use among eligible low income families, based on analysis of administrative and census data…
Cascio Elizabeth U., 2006
Reports & Papers
A comparative analysis of the effect of the availability of public kindergarten programs on the employment patterns of women with five-year-old children, using data from the 1950 through 1990 Decennial Censuses
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
Heymann Jody, Toomey Sara, Furstenberg Frank, 1999
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study on the leave a parent has from work in order to take care of a sick child using data from the Baltimore Parenthood Study