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Studies Using NSECE Data

Find resources that use the NSECE data to explore research questions relevant to the child care and early education field

March 2024

Access to high-quality early care and education (ECE) arrangements supports children’s development and households’ economic well-being, a link that may be especially critical to understand for children in Hispanic households with low incomes. Using data from the 2019 National Survey of Early…

March 2024

This snapshot provides updated findings about parents’ child care and early education (CCEE) search and decision-making using the 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) Household (HH) Survey.  We present findings on (1) the prevalence of CCEE searches among household…

March 2024

The Building and Sustaining the Child Care and Early Education Workforce project aims to increase knowledge and understanding about child care and early education (CCEE) by documenting factors that drive turnover and by building evidence on current initiatives to bolster a qualified CCEE…

February 2024

Searching for child care is an important stage of the parental child care decision-making process. Although previous studies have identified a series of factors related to parents’ child care decision-making, little is known parents’ child care search processes. Using the 2012 National…

November 2023

Insufficient wages and unequal pay create challenges in attracting and retaining highquality early educators, critical for young children’s success in early care and education (ECE) programs. While ECE professional wages are already lower than similar workers, there may be wage disparities based…

November 2023

As a result of patchwork policies, early childhood education (ECE) providers combine funding from multiple sources, known as blended funding. However, little is known about the consequences of blended funding for policy goals. We use national ECE provider data to identify the prevalence of…

November 2023

Given the importance of health insurance coverage for health, social, and economic outcomes, it is vital to understand health insurance coverage among CCEE teachers. In this snapshot, we used data from the 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to compare the health…

October 2023

In this brief, we use data from the 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to report on the affordability of child care for a national sample of Latino households with low income who used nonparental care arrangements on a regular basis (at least 5 hours per week) for children…

October 2023

In this brief, we use data from the 2019 National Survey of Early Care of Education (NSECE) to describe, on a national level, several aspects of ECE provider availability and flexibility that may influence how accessible these providers are to Latino households, including those with low incomes…

October 2023

The UMass Boston Early Education CUSP is led by a multidisciplinary team that designed the simulator and uses it to produce current, relevant, accurate, and responsive estimates about the key impacts of proposed legislation to expand access to affordable, quality child care and early education.…

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