ERIC Number: ED242434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Income Eligible Day Care Client Impact Survey: Effects of Cutting Day Care Subsidies to Low Income Families.
Malgieri, Patty; And Others
One of a series, this background paper is intended to provide accurate, objective, and comprehensive information regarding the content and effects of new federal approaches to the funding and delivery of human services at the local level. Contents specifically focus on effects in Monroe County, New York, and concern a study of families losing county day care subsidies. Described are characteristics of affected families, methods of coping with subsidy loss, effects of cuts on the creation of other dependencies, and other problems encountered by excluded families. Participating were 191 families whose subsidies were cut but who became eligible for another subsidy and 111 family care recipients who were ineligible for any subsidy. Because of some overlap between groups, the total population of families was 293. A total of 430 children using some form of county subsidized care were affected. Findings showed that the loss of a day care subsidy had many negative effects. Policy recommendations concluded that the findings of the survey offer compelling reasons to be concerned about the provision of day care subsidies to certain lower income families. Not only did these subsidies enhance the quality of life of many hundreds of children and their parents but they also provided an effective tool in reinforcing individual work efforts. (Survey methodology is described in a technical appendix, and the interview questionnaire is included.) (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Governmental Research, Inc., Rochester, NY.
Identifiers: Dependency (Economic); New York (Monroe County); Reagan Administration; Subsidized Child Care Services
Note: Prepared for the Human Services Data Sharing Project, Monroe County, NY.