ERIC Number: ED431553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Non-Assistance Subsidized Child Care: Potential Pool of Applicants in Cuyahoga County. Center on Urban Poverty and Social Change Briefing Report No. 9702.
Gallagher, Peg; Pearlmutter, Sue; Wang, Edward; Coulton, Claudia; Bania, Neil; Katona, Michelle
As of the 1997 Ohio welfare reform laws, families not receiving cash assistance and earning 135 percent or less of the poverty income were eligible for subsidized child care (non-assistance subsidized child care). This study sought to estimate the number of working families in Cuyahoga County, Ohio that could take advantage of non-assistance subsidized child care in 1997. A profile of working poor families that would qualify for non-assistance subsidized child care at a point in time was developed, using a cross-sectional design based on 1990 census data. Findings from this profile indicated that about 9,300 Cuyahoga County families with children under the age of 13 had two working parents or a single parent who worked and earned at or below 135 percent of the poverty rate. Among these families, 23 percent of the parents had less than a high school education; 15 percent had three or more children under age 13; 71 percent were headed by a single parent; and 19 percent depended on public assistance during the previous year. Based on the 1990 profile of Cuyahoga County, it was estimated that the number of children that qualified for non-assistance child care subsidies, at best, could be as low as 12,080, which is more than twice the number (5,400) of non-assistance subsidized child care slots provided by Cuyahoga County in June, 1997. (JS)
Descriptors: Day Care, Economically Disadvantaged, Employed Parents, Family Needs, Poverty, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services, Working Poor
Center on Urban Poverty and Social change, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7164; Tel: 216-368-5158; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://povertycenter.cwru.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cuyahoga County Dept. of Entitlement and Employment Services, OH.; Cleveland Foundation, OH.; George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH. Center for Urban Poverty and Social Change.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio