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Borowsky Jonathan, Davis Elizabeth E., 2019
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects

This project addresses three major research questions, each focused on families receiving child care subsidies: First, what is the effect of Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) ratings on choice of provider? Second, what is the effect of…

Krafft Caroline, Davis Elizabeth E., Tout Kathryn, Q2 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Each month, the child care subsidy program helps nearly a million low-income families pay for child care. The financial support of a child care subsidy might be expected to increase stability and quality of care, which are characteristics of care…
Krafft Caroline, Davis Elizabeth E., Tout Kathryn, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
During their early years, most children will spend substantial time in non-parental care arrangements and experience a variety of different child care arrangements. In this brief we report on changes in child care arrangements from a survey of low-…
Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), Grobe Deana, Davis Elizabeth E., September, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A dramatic change in the generosity of one state's child care subsidy policy provides an opportunity to study the relationship between subsidy policy generosity and program outcomes. We find positive effects of policy generosity on child care usage…
Davis Elizabeth E., Carlin Caroline, Krafft Caroline, Tout Kathryn, January, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Instability in child care arrangements can negatively affect children's development, especially in low-income families. However, few studies have examined what predicts changes over time in child care arrangements. This paper presents findings from…
Tout Kathryn, Blasberg Amy, Davis Elizabeth E., Carlin Caroline, Forry Nicole D., Isner Tabitha K., April, 2013
Reports & Papers
In Minnesota, a household survey conducted every five years (most recently in 2010) provides details about what families spend on child care and an analysis of how costs differ for families with a range of household incomes. The purpose of this…
Tout Kathryn, Forry Nicole D., Blasberg Amy, Isner Tabitha K., Carlin Caroline, Davis Elizabeth E., June, 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of a study, and its sample, that examines the child care decision-making processes of low-income families in Minnesota
Forry Nicole D., Blasberg Amy, Tout Kathryn, Isner Tabitha K., Carlin Caroline, Davis Elizabeth E., June, 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Findings from a longitudinal study of the child care decision-making processes of low-income families in Minnesota that examine parents' child care decision-making processes, perceptions of quality, and child care arrangements at baseline, based on…
Carlin Caroline, Davis Elizabeth E., Temple Judy A., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
Decisions that parents make with regard to nonparental child care for their children are tied to other household decisions. Intuitively, we would expect the choice of maternal employment and the setting of care for young children during the mother's…
Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), Grobe Deana, Davis Elizabeth E., 2009
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study uses secondary analysis of administrative data to examine the amount of variability in the parent share of child care cost experienced by participants in the subsidy program and the effect of cost burden variation on decisions related to…
Davis Elizabeth E., Connelly Rachel, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An analysis of results from a 1999 Minnesota survey conducted by Wilder Research Center of 2450 families with children under 15, focusing on family, child, and market characteristics that predict type of child care used for the youngest child