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Maintaining Work: The Influence of Child Care Subsidies on Child Care-Related Work

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  • Nicole D. Forry

    (Child Trends)

  • Sandra L. Hofferth

    (University of Maryland)

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    With the passage of welfare reform, parents’ ability to not only obtain, but maintain work has become imperative. The role of child care subsidies in supporting parents’ job tenure has received little attention in the literature. This article examines the relationship between receiving a child care subsidy and the likelihood of experiencing a child care-related work disruption using two samples and both cross-sectional and longitudinal regression models. Child care-related work disruptions are found to be less likely among subsidy recipients across samples and methods. Program implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.

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    Paper provided by Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Center for Research on Child Wellbeing. in its series Working Papers with number 1175.

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    Date of creation: Jul 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:pri:crcwel:wp09-09-ff

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    Keywords: child care; subsidy; employment; cost; job tenure;

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    1. Jay Bainbridge & Marcia K. Meyers & Jane Waldfogel, 2003. "Child Care Policy Reform and the Employment of Single Mothers," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 84(4), pages 771-791.
    2. Gail M. Mulligan & DeeAnn Brimhall & Jerry West & Christopher Chapman, 2005. "Child Care and Early Education Arrangements of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: 2001," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 4827, Mathematica Policy Research.
    3. Reichman, Nancy E. & Teitler, Julien O. & Garfinkel, Irwin & McLanahan, Sara S., 2001. "Fragile Families: sample and design," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 23(4-5), pages 303-326.
    4. Erdal Tekin, 2004. "Child Care Subsidy Receipt, Employment, and Child Care Choices of Single Mothers," NBER Working Papers 10459, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    5. Harry J. Holzer & Michael A. Stoll & Douglas Wissoker, 2001. "Job Performance and Retention Among Welfare Recipients," JCPR Working Papers 231, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.
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