ERIC Number: ED198940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Day Care Consumer Profile: Analysis of Subsidized Day Care Population as of July 1, 1980.
Moore, Patricia W.; And Others
The Massachusetts "Day Care Consumer Profile" describes the consumers of publicly subsidized day care in the Department of Social Services' Day Care Program. The Department of Social Services which is the Title XX Agency in Massachusetts, serves over 13,000 children across the state in contracted day care programs. The "Profile" contains information on both the reasons for which families use publicly subsidized day care, and the income of those families. It also describes the Department's newly implemented sliding fee scale for day care, and the eligibility requirements for publicly subsidized day care. The study through which the "Profile" data were collected found that over half of the families using publicly supported day care receive Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), and that 74% of the day care consumers either are employed or participate in employment directed training programs. This figure is almost identical for both the AFDC recipient population and the non-recipient population. The "Profile" also includes data on families which use publicly subsidized day care on a part-time basis, on families with more than one child in day care, on single head-of-household families, and on foster families using publicly subsidized day care. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Social Services, Boston.
Identifiers: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Massachusetts; Social Security Act Title XX