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Assessing the Economic Impact of the AOK Family Child Care Licensing Program in


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  • William Waite
  • Fred Carstensen
  • Jill Coghlan
  • Marcello Graziano
  • Kathryn Parr


For seven years, the All Our Kin, Inc. (AOK) Child Care Licensing Program in helped address the New Haven helped address the area’s vital need for affordable, high-quality child care. CCEA prepared an economic impact study using the REMI dynamic modelling software and survey responses gathered directly from the Program’s graduates. CCEA estimated that every $1 of AOK program expense results in between $15 to $20 of macro-economic benefit. Survey data from this program's graduates shows that most experience higher incomes than before entering the Program and earn, on average, 10% higher wages than the New Haven area’s industry mean.

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Paper provided by University of Connecticut, Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis in its series CCEA Studies with number 2011-July-01.

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Length: 55 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2011
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Handle: RePEc:uct:cceast:2011-july-01

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Keywords: child care provider training; economic impact from education;

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