ERIC Number: ED429698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb-7
Reference Count: N/A
Key Findings, Measurement and Design Issues, and Recommendations for Addressing Child Care in the State Welfare Waiver Evaluations.
Zaslow, Martha J.; Oldham, Erin
A meeting of child care researchers, federal and state child care administrators, and participants in the studies of child outcomes in the context of state welfare waiver evaluations was convened on February 7, 1997. The purpose of the meeting was to ask for input as to the most important aspects of child care to cover in the state welfare waiver evaluations and advice on specific measures of child care for inclusion in these evaluations. The second purpose was to discuss key issues concerning child care in the new policy context that should be examined in future research. This document summarizes key findings from the research, as discussed at the meeting, that can help provide a context for the study of child care issues within the state welfare waiver evaluations, design and measurement issues raised at the meeting that should be taken into account in the welfare waiver evaluation studies, preliminary suggestions for what aspects of child care could be addressed in the evaluation studies, and what specific child care measures could be used in these studies. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Development, Child Health, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Employed Parents, Evaluation Research, Family Day Care, Infant Care, Measurement Techniques, Mothers, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Welfare Reform, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.