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The benefits of the Child Care Contribution Credit in Colorado
Development Research Partners, April, 2011
Denver, CO: Executives Partnering to Invest in Children.

An analysis of the economic impact of the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit, which offers a 50 percent tax credit to individuals who make monetary contributions to promote child care in Colorado, in terms of individuals employed and spending on services, as well as its role in supporting parental labor force participation and positive child outcomes

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Economic impact of the early care & education industry in Boulder County
Boulder County (Colo.). Early Care and Education Council, 2003
Boulder, CO: Boulder County, Early Care and Education Council.

A comprehensive study of the characteristics and economic impact of the early childhood education industry in Boulder County, Colorado

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Economic impact of the early care & education industry in Larimer County
Larimer County (Colo.). Early Childhood Council, 2003
Larimer, CO: Larimer County Early Childhood Council.

A study of the economic impact of the child care and early education industry in Larimer County, Colorado

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Effect of the Nurse Family Partnership on government expenditures for vulnerable first-time mothers and their children in Elmira, New York, Memphis, Tennessee, and Denver, Colorado
Glazner, Judy,
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families.

We conducted an economic analysis of the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) in the context of three randomized trials we are carrying out to examine long-term effects of the NFP on maternal, child, and family functioning. The study we have conducted is a net-cost analysis from the standpoint of government spending. (author abstract)

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The importance of child care in economic development: A comparative analysis of regional economic linkage
Warner, Mildred, 2006
Economic Development Quarterly, 20(1), 97-103

An analysis of the regional economic impact of the child care sector, as compared to the agriculture, manufacturing, and services sectors, using state-level input-output models

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Power to the people: The effectiveness of ballot measures in advancing early care and education
Chalfie, Deborah, 2005
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

An analysis of the effectiveness of state and local ballot campaigns to improve the quality, availability, and affordability of child care and early education, based on legal research, public records, and interviews

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Universal child care, maternal employment, and children's long-run outcomes: Evidence from the U.S. Lanham Act of 1940
Herbst, Chris M., December, 2013
(Discussion Paper No. 7846). Bonn, Germany: Institute for the Study of Labor.

This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the Lanham Act of 1940, a heavily subsidized and universal child care program that was administered throughout the U.S. during World War II. I begin by estimating the impact of the Lanham Act on maternal employment using 1940 and 1950 Census data in a difference-in-difference-in-differences framework. The evidence suggests that mothers' paid work increased substantially following the introduction of the child care program. I then study the implications of the Lanham Act for children's long-run outcomes related to educational attainment, family formation, and labor market participation. Using Census data from 1970 to 1990, I assess well-being in a lifecycle framework by tracking cohorts of treated individuals throughout their prime working years. Results from difference-in-differences models suggest that the Lanham Act had strong and persistent positive effects on well-being, equivalent to a 0.36 standard deviation increase in a summary index of adult outcomes. In addition, a supplementary analysis of distributional effects shows that the benefits of the Lanham Act accrued largely to the most economically disadvantaged adults. Together, these findings shed light on the design of contemporary child care systems that balance the twin goals of increasing parental employment and enhancing child well-being. (author abstract)

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