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Assessing policy effects on enrollment in early childhood education and care
Greenberg, Joy Pastan, September 2010
Social Service Review, 84(3), 461-490

A study of the relationship between public spending for early childhood education and care and low-income children's enrollment in various types of early childhood education and care settings, based on secondary analyses of nationally representative household data collected between 1991 and 2005

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Changing policies, changing impacts: Employment and earnings of child-care subsidy recipients in the era of welfare reform
Queralt, Magaly, 2000
Social Service Review, 74(4), 588-619

A study that examines the employment and earnings of current and former recipients of welfare benefits and child care subsidies and assesses the impact of increased funding for child care and other policy changes.

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Child care in the wake of welfare reform: The impact of government subsidies on the economic well-being of single-mother families
Meyers, Marcia K., 2001
Social Service Review, 75(1), 29-59

A study of The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) and its impact on the economic well being of single low income mothers

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Child-care market mechanisms: Does policy affect the quantity of care?
Cochi Ficano, Carlena K., 2006
Social Service Review, 80(3), 453-484

An examination of how local child care quantity was affected by changes in United States policy between 1990 and 2000, focusing on the relationship between child care funding increases and expansion of care as well as comparing the differences in child care quantity in rural areas with urban area quantities

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Child care, parental choice, and consumer education in JOBS welfare-to-work programs
Meyers, Marcia K., 1995
Social Service Review, 69(4), 679-702

An analysis of welfare reform's design to move parents, including those with young children, into the labor force and the manifold issues that arise: child care choices and adequacy of choices, parental child care choice, and consumer education regarding welfare reform

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Dosage effects on school readiness: Evidence from a randomized classroom-based intervention
Zhai, Fuhua, December 2010
Social Service Review, 84(4), 615-655

A study of dosage effects of a targeted intervention on low-income child behavior problems, emotional and behavioral self-regulation skills, and cognitive development, as well as a study of variation of dosage effects across school readiness measures and the individual components of the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP), based on data from 602 children and 90 teachers in 35 Head Start-funded classrooms

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Effects of employment-based programs on families by prior levels of disadvantage
Alderson, Desiree Principe, September, 2008
Social Service Review, 82(3), 361-394

A study of the effects of employment-based programs on maternal depression, usage of home- and center-based child care , child test scores, parent-child interactions, and child behavior, based on a secondary analysis of data from 6 experimental studies of low income families at several levels of disadvantage

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Effects of experimental center-based child care on developmental outcomes of young children living in poverty
Lee, Kyunghee, 2005
Social Service Review, 79(1), 158-180

A longitudinal study using data from the Infant Health and Development Program (IHDP) to examine how at risk children's cognitive and behavioral development is affected by mothers' employment and enrollment in quality center based child care

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Estimating the unmet need for services: A middling approach
Queralt, Magaly, 1999
Social Service Review, 73(4), 524-559

A description of the method and results of an unmet demand estimate for child care services in neighborhoods in Hampden County, Massachusetts

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Grandparent involvement and parenting stress among nonmarried mothers of young children
Greenfield, Emily A., March, 2011
Social Service Review, 85(1), 135-157

An investigation of the relationships between changes in parental stress and both grandparent residence and involvement in care, and an examination of differences by maternal race, based on longitudinal data, collected at birth, age 1, and age 3, from over 1,000 non-married urban parents between 1998 and 2000

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Improving the measurement of poverty
Hutto, Nathan, March, 2011
Social Service Review, 85(1), 39-74

Alternative estimates of the 2007 national poverty rates, derived from expenditures for shelter, food, clothing, utilities, a measure of family income that includes earnings, cash transfers, near-cash benefits, tax credits, and tax payments, and that accounts for child care, work, and out-of pocket medical expenses, variation in regional cost of living, and mortgage-free home ownership, conceptualized by a 1995 National Academy of Sciences panel and similar to the supplemental poverty measure to be produced by the U.S. Census Bureau, based on data from 2008 Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey, the Consumer Expenditure Survey for 2003-2007, the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), and other national data

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Influences on neighborhood supply of child care in Massachusetts
Queralt, Magaly, 1998
Social Service Review, 72(1), 17-46

An analysis of regional child care demand in Massachusetts as associated with demographic characteristics

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The performance of the child-care subsidy system
Meyers, Marcia K., 1999
Social Service Review, 73(1), 37-64

A discussion of the child care subsidy system in California centering around target efficiency, coverage adequacy, and equity of the system for low-income and welfare recipient families

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Public funding and enrollment in formal child care in the 1990s
Magnuson, Katherine A., March 2007
Social Service Review, 81(1), 47-83

An analysis of the relation between public funding of child care and young children's child care attendance through the 1990s, using data from the 1999 October Current Population Survey

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Rethinking welfare school-attendance policies
Campbell, David, 2005
Social Service Review, 79(1), 2-28

A profile of the Merced County Attendance Project (MerCAP), which used attendance monitoring, communication with parents, and financial sanction of welfare benefits to encourage the school attendance of children whose families were receiving public assistance

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[Review of the book Putting children first: How low-wage working mothers manage child care]
Henly, Julia R., 2006
Social Service Review, 80(2), 355-357

A review of a qualitative study of the child care arrangements of 42 low income single working mothers in New York City, based on interviews and observations collected over three years in the period following passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) OF 1996

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[Review of the book Time to care: Redesigning child care to promote education, support families, and build communities]
Bromer, Juliet, 2003
Social Service Review, 77(3), 489-452

A review of an argument in favor of a significant expansion of the actual United States government effort towards child care based on evidence from science and care practice as well as on the experiences of the author, a former Associate Commissioner of the United States Child Care Bureau

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[Review of the book We are not babysitters: Family childcare providers redefine work and care]
Henly, Julia R., 2004
Social Service Review, 78(3), 503-506

Documentation of the experiences of family child-care providers, the most understudied type of all providers based on interviews with 20 family childcare providers of various ethnic and class backgrounds in the state of Washington

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Sources of support, child care, and hardship among unwed mothers, 1999-2001
Teitler, Julien O., 2004
Social Service Review, 78(1), 127-149

An analysis of the coping strategies, including sources of support and child care arrangements, of unwed mothers with young children five years after the passage of PRWORA

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Stability of child-care subsidy use and earnings of low income families
Ha, Yoonsook, December, 2009
Social Service Review, 83(4), 495-523

An exploration of the duration and relationship between child care subsidy use and earnings among low-income working mothers in Wisconsin from an analysis of administrative records

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