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McHenry Kathlyn, Smith Linda K., March, 2021
Reports & Papers

This report provides a national overview of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) expenditures on child care. It examines trends in TANF spending on child care (5-year and 20-year) and the intersection of TANF and Child Care and…

Texas Workforce Commission, 15 January, 2021
Reports & Papers
Subsidized child care is a support service that allows parents to become and remain employed, thereby contributing to the Texas economy. This report demonstrates that subsidized child care is an effective work support service that enables parents to…
Pinter Victoria, 2021
Reports & Papers

The connection between race and social benefits is so strong that many times the issue of social benefits is seen as a racial versus a social issue. I hypothesize that Hispanic families in new destination locations which are located in the…

Hong Youngjin Stephanie, Henly Julia R., July, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This analysis examines the relationship between participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and school readiness skills, specifically in early reading, early math, and approaches to learning skills, among low-income…
Texas Workforce Commission, 15 January, 2019
Reports & Papers
Subsidized child care is a support service that allows parents to become and remain employed, thereby contributing to the Texas economy. This report demonstrates that subsidized child care is an effective work support service that enables parents to…
Reynolds Arthur J., Ou Suh-Ruu, Mondi Christina F., Giovanelli Alison, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The contributions of psychology to the development and evaluation of preschool-to-third-grade prevention programs are analyzed with an emphasis on poverty alleviation through implementation of effective services for a greater number of children. The…
Hahn Heather, Rohacek Monica, Isaacs Julia B., February, 2018
Reports & Papers
To help inform states currently focusing on simplifying access to benefits and improving service delivery, including those implementing the new requirements, this report highlights steps taken and lessons learned by five states that--before the…
Guo Jing, Zan Hua, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The increase of women’s participation in the labor force and the changes in family structure in past decades call for modifications in work-life support policies, such as paid family leave, for working parents (AEI-Brookings Working Group on Paid…
Texas Workforce Commission, 15 January, 2017
Reports & Papers
Subsidized child care is a support service that allows parents to become and remain employed, thereby contributing to the Texas economy. This report demonstrates that subsidized child care is an effective work support service that enables parents to…
Bratti Massimiliano, Frattini Tommaso, Scervini Francesco, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
In this paper, we exploit pension reform-induced changes in retirement eligibility requirements to assess the role of grandparental child care availability in the employment of women who have children under 15. We focus on Italy for two reasons:…
Hahn Heather, Adams Gina, Spaulding Shayne, Heller Caroline, April, 2016
Reports & Papers
Low-income families receiving cash assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) also need assistance with workforce development and child care. Workforce development and child care subsidy systems exist to support low-income…
Isaacs Julia B., Katz Michael, Kassabian David, March, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report describes and analyzes the experiences of the six states involved in the WSS initiative as they leveraged policy change to streamline and align families' access to work supports. A broad range of policies are analyzed here, from…
Ho Christine, April, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA; Pub. L. 104-193) in the United States aimed at encouraging work among low-income mothers with children below age 18. In this study, the author used a sample of 2,843…
Texas Workforce Commission, 15 January, 2015
Reports & Papers
Subsidized child care is a support service that allows parents to become and remain employed, thereby contributing to the Texas economy. This report demonstrates that subsidized child care is an effective work support service that enables parents to…
Guest Ross, Parr Nick, October, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper empirically examines the effect on couples' labour supply of a universal at-birth cash benefit and a government subsidy equal to 50% of child care expenditure for working parents. The method is first to simulate the effects on labour…