ERIC Number: ED450913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-31
Reference Count: N/A
The Determinants and Consequences of Child Care Subsidy Receipt by Low-Income Families. JCPR Working Paper.
Blau, David; Tekin, Erdal
This paper provides an early analysis of child care subsidies under welfare reform. The paper reviews the literature on child care subsidies and discusses the potential for such subsidies to be an effective part of the effort to make low-income families economically self-sufficient. The paper then uses data from the National Survey of America's Families (NSAF) to assess: (1) how household characteristics and state subsidy rules and expenditures affect the likelihood of receiving a subsidy; and (2) how subsidy receipt affects employment and welfare participation. Findings suggest that child care subsidies encourage employment and school enrollment among welfare recipients, but not among non-recipients. (A mathematical model of child care use is appended. Contains 51 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Center for Poverty Research, IL.