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Factoring child care into the welfare to work equation: lessons from Massachusetts and Rhode Island


  • Ashley Maurier
  • Rebecca Russell


Child care supports are important in helping welfare recipients make the transition to work. Two states in New England enacted different welfare programs, and studies of these different state programs both attest to how adequate and affordable child care can influence a mother's decision to go to work.

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  • Ashley Maurier & Rebecca Russell, 2003. "Factoring child care into the welfare to work equation: lessons from Massachusetts and Rhode Island," Communities and Banking, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, issue Spr, pages 7-9.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedbcb:y:2003:i:spr:p:7-9

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