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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…

Raising New York, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
The results of our statewide survey on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on parents with infants and toddlers (author abstract)
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…
Dow Dawn Marie, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Existing research assumes that hegemonic mothering ideologies influence U.S. mothers' work and family decisions. These ideologies assume that childrearing is a mother's duty, that mothering occurs within a self-sufficient nuclear family, and that…
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…
Gullekson Nicole L., Griffeth Rodger W., Vancouver Jeffrey B., Kovner Christine Tassone, Cohen Debra, November, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose -- Human resource management (HRM) practices are implemented to improve outcomes, such as reducing turnover, absenteeism, and improving performance. Using social exchange theory (SET), the purpose of this paper is to examine one HRM practice…
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…
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…
Morrissey Taryn, Warner Mildred, Q3 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of relationships among reported employee experiences with an employer-sponsored child care voucher program, satisfaction with child care, and perceived of benefits to work-life balance, based on data from 776 employees with children at…
Higgins Louisa B., Stagman Shannon, September 2010
Reports & Papers
A discussion of the correlation between parenting quality and children's outcomes, an overview of parenting support initiatives in four states, and recommendations to guide the development of state-level parenting support programs
United States. Government Accountability Office, September 2010
Reports & Papers
Findings from an undercover investigation of the vulnerabilities of states' fraud prevention controls for child care assistance eligibility and billing in 5 states, and an inquiry into the influence of a lack of child care on the ability of parents…
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…