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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children, 2020
Executive Summary
In this study we looked at the causes of childcare challenges as well as motivations behind why parents select various childcare providers. Knowing many employers want to facilitate more access to childcare but do not know where to begin, we sought…
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Iowa Association of Business and Industry, Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children, 2020
Executive Summary
In this study we looked at the causes of childcare challenges as well as motivations behind why parents select various childcare providers. Knowing many employers want to facilitate more access to childcare but do not know where to begin, we sought…
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Mississippi Economic Council, Children's Foundation of Mississippi, 2020
Executive Summary
In this study we looked at the causes of childcare challenges as well as motivations behind why parents select various childcare providers. Knowing many employers want to facilitate more access to childcare but do not know where to begin, we sought…
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission, 2020
Executive Summary
In this study we looked at the causes of childcare challenges as well as motivations behind why parents select various childcare providers. Knowing many employers want to facilitate more access to childcare but do not know where to begin, we sought…
Littlepage Laura, June, 2018
Executive Summary
In March 2018, the IU Public Policy Institute (PPI) and Early Learning Indiana brought together representatives from across the state to convene the Economic Impact of Early Care and Education Research Project Advisory Board. PPI conducted research…
Goldberg Hanah, Cairl Tim, Cunningham Thomas J., 2018
Executive Summary

Child care challenges, whether a result of systemic barriers to access or the cumulative impact of inconsistent or unreliable care, affect parents' participation in the workforce and can have far-reaching effects for families, employers, and the…

Davis Belinda Creel, Bustamante Ali, Bronfin Melanie, Rahim Monica Candal, May, 2017
Executive Summary
Although a wealth of research has focused on benefits for young children and local communities, less attention has been given to the benefits of quality ECE for employers and working parents. To date, we have been unable to locate Louisiana-based…
Carl Vinson Institute of Government, Georgia State University. School of Policy Studies, June, 2016
Executive Summary
This study, a collaborative effort between researchers at the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government and Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, builds on a similar 2008 study by quantifying the daily…
Watson Sara D., Frank Daniel, Krumpos Kalli, April, 2015
Executive Summary
Business leaders from every country have similar concerns -- hiring skilled employees, finding customers who can afford their goods and services, and operating in an environment that spurs innovation and economic vitality. Overwhelming, rigorous…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., Schaefer Stephanie A., Gates Susan L., Kiernan Mike, 2014
Executive Summary
Research is clear that investments in high-quality early care and education will help jump-start our economy through an immediate increase in sales for Kentucky businesses and the creation of many new jobs. At the same time, we will be building the…
Centre for Spatial Economics, December, 2011
Executive Summary
A summary of an analysis of the economic impact of an increase in activity in the regulated early learning and care sector in Nova Scotia, Canada, in terms of individuals employed and spending on services, as well as its role in supporting other…
MacGillvary Jenifer, Lucia Laurel, August, 2011
Executive Summary
A summary of an analysis of the economic impact of the California child care industry in terms of its role in supporting parental labor force participation and positive child outcomes, as well as its employment and gross receipts
Waite William, Carstensen Fred V., Coghlan Jill, Graziano Marcello, Parr Kathryn E., July, 2011
Executive Summary
A study of the economic impact of the All Our Kin (AOK) child care licensing program, which supports licensing for family child care providers in New Haven, Connecticut, in terms of participant workforce outcomes and gross product, as well as a cost…
Development Research Partners, April, 2011
Executive Summary
A summary of an analysis of the economic impact of the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit, which offers a 50 percent tax credit to individuals who make monetary contributions to promote child care in Colorado, in terms of individuals employed…
Insight Center for Community Economic Development, 2011
Executive Summary
An update of an analysis of the economic impact of North Carolina early care and education in terms of children and parents served, its employment, and its gross receipts, as well as its role in supporting parental labor force participation