ERIC Number: ED242441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Demographic and Social Trends: Implications for Federal Support of Dependent-Care Services for Children and the Elderly. Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session, with Additional Views.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Congressional Budget Office.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
Prepared by the Congressional Budget Office, this report projects the level of care very young children and very elderly adults will require in the coming decades and analyzes some ways the nation might respond to these needs. Section 1 documents significant increases in the demand for care that will occur by 1990. Attention is given to factors affecting overall demand and factors bearing on federal support for dependent care services. Sections 2 and 3 describe a range of policy options designed to meet the increased needs for care described in the first section. These alternatives include direct expenditures for services, tax expenditures, or a mixture of both; some would increase federal costs while others would redirect the current level of resources. Section 2 specifically describes the existing federal role and discusses issues related to changing that role, choosing between alternative options, and structuring federal programs. Section 3 focuses on child care options and options for care of the dependent elderly. Appended to the report are materials concerning estimation methods and supplementary views of members of the House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. (RH)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Day Care, Demography, Early Childhood Education, Economic Factors, Employed Parents, Family Characteristics, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Government Role, Low Income Groups, Mothers, Older Adults, Poverty, Public Policy, School Age Day Care, Social Change, Social Services, Young Children
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 052-070-05895-1, $2.50).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Congressional Budget Office.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.