ERIC Number: ED442537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Parents Receiving Subsidized Child Care: Where Do They Work?
Lee, Christine W.; Ohlandt, Stephanie J.; Witte, Ann Dryden
To stimulate two-generational self-sufficiency for low-income families and follow through on welfare reform guidelines on term limits and work requirements, it is necessary to acquire data on the low-income labor market and the low-income child care market, as well as on the interactions of these markets. This study investigated the type of employment available for the working poor in three diverse areas of Florida on the premise that this information can provide an important context for the welfare-to-work transition required by welfare reform. Employment information was downloaded from the Child Care Management System databases of the Child Care Coordinating Agencies in Duval County, Pinellas County, and the Big Bend area in December 1995. Findings indicated that the working poor in the sample received federal, local, and state subsidies to help them pay for child care while they work. Most subjects were employed in retail trade, principally fast-food restaurants and grocery stores. After retail trade, employment patterns varied for each study area, with major employment including health services, business services, and public administration. (Statistics for employment patterns in each area are appended.) (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Undergraduate Education.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Florida State Dept. of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Florida Children's Forum, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida