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Herbst Chris M., October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are increasingly deployed by U.S. states to monitor and improve the quality of non-parental child care settings. By making information on program quality accessible to the public, QRIS attempts to alter…
Herbst Chris M., Desouza Kevin C., Alashri Saud, Kandala Srinivasa Srivatsav, Khullar Mayank, Bajaj Vikash, August, 2018
Reports & Papers
This paper exploits novel data and empirical methods to examine parental preferences for child care. Specifically, we analyze consumer reviews of child care businesses posted on the website Yelp.com. A key advantage of Yelp is that it contains a…
Herbst Chris M., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) are increasingly deployed by states to monitor and improve the quality of non-parental child care settings. By making information on program quality accessible to the public, QRIS attempts to alter…
Kane Nazneen, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although many studies have examined parental decision-making patterns in regard to early childhood care and education, few studies have examined how parents' perceptions on play influence those patterns. This study explores parental perceptions…
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…
United States. Administration for Children and Families, September, 2007
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 and local…
Carver Priscilla R., Iruka Iheoma U., 2006
Reports & Papers
An examination of data from the After-School Programs and Activities survey on the participation of kindergarteners through eighth graders in after school programs, with discussion of the survey?s design, the different types of after school care,…
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
Scott Ellen K., Hurst Allison, London Andrew S., 2003
Reports & Papers
A study examining the behavior of single women moving from welfare to work as a result of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), and their ability to find and provide child care during employment hours in…
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…
Pearlmutter Sue, Katona Michelle, January, 1998
Reports & Papers
An examination of the child care experiences of 16 low-income mothers in Cleveland, Ohio, focusing on their use of child care subsidies
Jackson Aurora P., 1997
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the different child care arrangements of 111 single, employed, low-income black mothers, and the impact of these mothers? attitudes concerning leaving their children in nonparental care on their psychological well-being and perceptions of…
Mitchell Anne (Anne W.), Cooperstein Emily, Larner Mary, 1992
Reports & Papers
A policy paper exploring issues surrounding child care choices, consumer advocacy and low-income families