ERIC Number: ED165888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Policy Implications of Alternative Child Care Funding Mechanisms. Executive Summary.
REAP Associates, Washington, DC.
This study was designed to measure the economic impact on state agencies, AFDC recipients and child care providers if day care payments were calculated as income disregards rather than Title XX expenditures. The methodology, used in preliminary surveys in four states (North Carolina, Oregon, California and Maine) consisted of three major steps: (1) obtaining a random sample of 200 employed AFDC recipients whose children receive child care financed by Title XX; (2) obtaining data which would enable the AFDC grant to be evaluated to ascertain the impact if recipients were to pay their own child care with funds made available through an income disregard policy; (3) obtaining fiscal data which would enable the sample findings to be projected to the governmental bodies which appropriate AFDC and Title XX funds. The major findings included are the following: (1) the federal government would face a large increase in AFDC funding with no offsetting of earnings; (2) the state and local governments would free far more Title II dollars for reallocation than they would spend on increased AFDC payments; (3) wage earning AFDC clients would have to find far cheaper forms of day care than at present in order to avoid substantial monetary losses; (4) the negative financial impact on AFDC clients would vary and would most affect those earning the lowest wages. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: REAP Associates, Washington, DC.