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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, 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…
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…
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. 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…
Michalopoulos Charles, June, 2010
Reports & Papers
A study of the impact on subsidy duration, employment, and income of reduced child care subsidy copayments, based on 5,106 Washington State child care subsidy applicants randomly assigned to standard or reduced copayment schedules
Blau David M., Tekin Erdal, October 2007
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the effects of child care subsidies on the employment, school, and welfare participation of single mothers following the passage of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA)
Huston Aletha C., Aronson Stacey R., 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between maternal time with infants and the quality of mother-child relationships and children?s development, based on a sample of 1,053 mothers taken from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study…
Booth-LaForce Cathryn L., Kelly Jean F., 2005
Reports & Papers
A study of employment and child care characteristics, concerns, and problems in a sample of 166 families with children with diagnosed disabilities by 12 months old, as compared to a sample of 139 typically developing children and their families from…
Bub Kristen L., McCartney Kathleen, 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the relationship between mothers' use of child care and maternal employment wages and hours, using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (NICHD SECCYD)
Han Wen-Jui, 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between parents' work schedules and child care arrangements, using longitudinal data collected by the National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Early Child Care Research Network
Tekin Erdal, 2002
Reports & Papers
An analysis of the effects of the price of child care and the wage rate on employment and child care decisions among single mothers in the early post-welfare reform period, using data from the National Survey of America's Families
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…