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1.

2003 report on child care in Cook County: Elements of child care supply and demand
Action for Children, 2004
Chicago: Action for Children. (No longer accessible as of August 28, 2013).

An analysis for fiscal year 2003 of child care supply and demand in Cook County, IL.

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2005 report on child care in Cook County: Elements of child care supply and demand
Illinois Action for Children, 2006
Chicago: Illinois Action for Children.

An examination of the disconnect between child care supply and demand in Cook County, Illinois, with a focus on affordability and hours of care needed by parents

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2005 report on child care in Cook County: Elements of child care supply and demand [Executive summary]
Illinois Action for Children, 2006
Chicago: Illinois Action for Children.

A summary of an examination of the disconnect between child care supply and demand in Cook County, Illinois, with a focus on affordability and hours of care needed by parents

Executive Summary

4.

Alaska's child care crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2000
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. (No longer accessible as of April 16, 2013).

Overview of an analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates, with related data from Alaska

Fact Sheets & Briefs

5.

America's after-school choice: The prime time for juvenile crime or youth enrichment and achievement
Newman, Sanford; Flynn, Edward A.; Christeson, William; et al., 2000
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. (No longer accessible as of September 14, 2012)

An overview of After School programs in the United States outlining the need for programs, current state of programs and calls for further research, presented by Fight Crime, an advocacy organization

Other

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America's child care crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Newman, Sanford; Sherman, Lawrence W.; Christeson, William; et al., January, 2000
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

A review and analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates, with an emphasis on program quality and the need for public investment

Other

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Arizona's child care crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2000
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. (No longer accessible as of September 18, 2013.)

Overview of an analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates, with related data from Arizona

Fact Sheets & Briefs

8.

Arkansas' child care crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2000
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. (No longer accessible as of August 29, 2013).

Overview of an analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates, with related data from Arkansas

Fact Sheets & Briefs

9.

Assessing the New Federalism
Weil, Alan,
Washington, DC: Urban Institute

A multi-year, multi-pronged project that analyzes state policy choices, including policy development and implementation, and family well-being in the context of the significant devolution of responsibility for social programs from the federal government to the states

Major Research Projects

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Assessing the New Federalism: Eight years later
Golden, Olivia, 2005
Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A compilation of findings from Assessing the New Federalism (ANF), a longitudinal survey-based project analyzing the effects of welfare reform in 1997, 1999, and 2002

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Assessing quality in family, friend and neighbor care: The Child Care Assessment Tool for Relatives
Porter, Toni; Rice, Rena; Rivera, Elizabeth; et al., 2006
New York: Bank Street College of Education, Institute for a Child Care Continuum. (No longer accessible as of October 10, 2012).

A paper describing the Child Care Assessment Tool for Relatives, an instrument designed to measure quality of child care provided by relatives, in terms of its development and the results of a field test where it was used with low income relative caregivers

Reports & Papers

12.

Attending kindergarten and already behind: A statistical portrait of vulnerable young children
Wertheimer, Richard; Hair, Elizabeth C.; Croan, Tara; et al., 2003
(Research Brief No. 2003-20). Washington, DC: Child Trends.

An analysis of vulnerable kindergarten students during the 1998-1999 school year using data from the nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Cohort.

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13.

At what age should children enter kindergarten?: A question for policy makers and parents
Stipek, Deborah J., 2003
Social Policy Report, 16(2)

A review of findings of research on the effects of school entrance age on academic achievement

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Availability of child care in the United States: A description and analysis of data sources
Gordon, Rachel A.; Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay, 2001
Demography, 38(2), 299-316

A description of various indicators of child care availability across United States communities released by the United States Census Bureau

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15.

Balancing accessibility and safety in child care through regulations
Currie, Janet; Hotz, V. Joseph,
JCPR Policy Briefs, 4(1).

An inquiry into the correlation between provider education, child care regulations, and the safety of children in child care programs

Fact Sheets & Briefs

16.

Better for babies: A study of state infant and toddler child care policies
Schmit, Stephanie; Matthews, Hannah, August, 2013
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A study of state policies related to infant and toddler child care, including subsidies, licensing, quality, workforce, professional development, health, family support, and infant-toddler initiatives, based on a survey of state child care administrators

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Building on the promise: State initiatives to expand access to Early Head Start for young children and their families
Schumacher, Rachel; DiLauro, Elizabeth, April, 2008
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

Congress' reauthorization of Head Start and Early Head Start in 2007, when fully funded, will present new opportunities for building on and expanding EHS that states should capture. Some states have taken action to expand and enhance Early Head Start services for infants, toddlers, and their families. This brief is an in-depth study of these state efforts, and includes an analysis of the lessons learned from state experiences and recommendations to help other states expand the reach of Early Head Start. (author abstract)

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Building on the promise: State initiatives to expand access to Early Head Start for young children and their families [Executive summary]
Schumacher, Rachel; DiLauro, Elizabeth, April, 2008
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A summary of a study of state efforts to expand and enhance Early Head Start services, based on in-depth interviews with state program administrators

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Build supply of quality care: Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care research-based rationale
Schumacher, Rachel; Hoffmann, Elizabeth, September, 2008
(Recommendation No. 13). Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An overview of research on the importance of high-quality child care arrangements for healthy child development, with policy recommendations for increasing the supply of high-quality child care arrangements

Fact Sheets & Briefs

20.

Caring for children of color: The child care patterns of white, black, and Hispanic children under 5
Capizzano, Jeffrey; Ost, Jason; Adams, Gina; et al., 2006
(Occasional Paper No. 72). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A study of child care arrangement patterns across groups of white, African American and Hispanic children

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Can child care assistance in welfare and employment programs support the employment of low-income families?
Gennetian, Lisa A.; Crosby, Danielle A.; Huston, Aletha C.; et al., 2004
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 23(4), 723-743

An investigation of different welfare and employment programs with child care assistance policies and their effects on employment rates and child care decisions of low income families

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Center ratios and group sizes: Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care research-based rationale
Schumacher, Rachel, August, 2008
(Recommendation No. 6). Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An overview of research on the relationship of child-adult ratio and group size to child care center quality for infants and toddlers, with policy recommendations for ensuring that ratios and group sizes are small for infants and toddlers in child care centers

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23.

The challenges of change: Learning from the child care and early education experiences of immigrant families
Matthews, Hannah; Jang, Deeana, May, 2007
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A study of the child care and early education participation of children of immigrants and barriers to accessing child care and early education services for immigrant families, based on interviews with local leaders, policymakers, child care and early education service providers, and immigrant parents conducted during community site visits

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The challenges of change: Learning from the child care and early education experiences of immigrant families [Executive summary]
Matthews, Hannah; Jang, Deeana, May, 2007
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A summary of a study of the child care and early education participation of children of immigrants and barriers to accessing child care and early education services for immigrant families, based on interviews with local leaders, policymakers, child care and early education service providers, and immigrant parents conducted during community site visits

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25.

Changes in Massachusetts welfare and work, child care, and child welfare systems
Kaye, Laura; Sandfort, Jodi R.; Nightingale, Demetra; et al., 2001
(State Update No. 5). Washington DC: Urban Institute.

An overview of the changes in Massachusetts welfare policy as the focus shifts from families on welfare to those leaving welfare

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26.

Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care project: Promote family engagement
Johnson-Staub, Christine, November, 2013
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

An overview of research on the role of family engagement with child care providers in supporting the development of infants and toddlers

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27.

Child care aid and quality for California families: Focusing on San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties
Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Suzuki, Sawako; et al., 2001
(Working Paper Series 01-2). Berkeley: Policy Analysis for California Education.

A report on subsidy use and quality of child care selected by single mother welfare recipients in San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties, California

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Child care and the development of behavior problems among economically disadvantaged children in middle childhood
Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth; Coley, Rebekah Levine; Maldonado-Carreno, Carolina; et al., September/October 2010
Child Development, 81(5), 1460-1474

A study of the relationship between low-income children's development of behavior problems during middle childhood and child care quality, extent and type of care, as well as an examination of child characteristics, gender, and race-ethnicity, as moderators of the development of behavior problems, based on data from 349 7- through 11-year-old participants in the Three-City Study

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Child care and early education: The effects of professional development efforts and compensation on quality of early care and education services
Lowenstein, Amy E.; Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; et al., March, 2004
(Child Care and Early Education: Research and Policy Series Report No. 2). Washington, DC: National Conference of State Legislatures.

An overview of the relationship between high quality early care and education and teachers' formal education, specialized training and compensation

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Child care and early education: The effects of regulation on the quality of early care and education
Ochshorn, Susan; Lowenstein, Amy E.; Fuller, Bruce; et al., March, 2004
(Child Care and Early Education: Research and Policy Series Report No. 3). Washington, DC: National Conference of State Legislatures

A review of recent research and policy on child care and early education program regulation, including information on current state regulatory strategies and processes in areas such as staff child ratios, staff training, safety, and physical environments

Other

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Child care and employment: Evidence from random assignment studies of welfare and work programs
Gennetian, Lisa A.; Michalopoulos, Charles, 2003
(Next Generation Working Paper Series No. 17). New York: MDRC.

An investigation into the effects of welfare reform policies and links between employment and child care choices, using data from random assignment pilot welfare programs begun between 1993 and 1996 in a variety of urban and rural areas in the United States

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Child care and low-income children's development: Direct and moderated effects
Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth; Coley, Rebekah Levine; Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay; et al., 2004
Child Development, 75(1), 296-312

A study determining the effect of child care quality on low-income children's cognitive and social development, utilizing data from the Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study

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Child care arrangements for children under five: Variation across states
Capizzano, Jeffrey; Adams, Gina; Sonenstein, Freya Lund; et al., 2000
(Series B, No. B-7). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A study of the primary child care arrangements of children under five whose mothers are employed, as well as of the variations in patterns of child care arrangements by state, by the child's age, and by the income status of the child's family.

Reports & Papers

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Child care as a barrier to employment
Ananat, Elizabeth O.; Phinney, Robin, 2004
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Program on Poverty and Social Welfare Policy.

An analysis of the relationship between labor market, health, family, and child care problems and work outcomes for a random sample of mothers receiving cash assistance in an urban Michigan county in February 1997

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Child care assistance under welfare reform: Early responses by the states
Long, Sharon K.; Boots, Shelley Waters; Kirby, Gretchen; et al., 1998
(Occasional Paper No. 15). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

An exploration of the child care assistance system in place just before the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) and states’ use of the increased freedom of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) to develop new systems of assistance

Other

36.

Child care expenses of America's families
Giannarelli, Linda; Barsimantov, James, 2000
(Occasional Paper No. 40). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A study of the child care expenses of working families with children under age 13, with particular attention to low-income families.

Reports & Papers

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Child care experiences in low-income communities: Developmental quality and maternal views
Li-Grining, Christine P.; Coley, Rebekah Levine, 2006
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 21(2), 125-141

A study of child care quality in low-income urban communities, including types of child care used and degree to which settings met children’s and mothers’ needs, based on data from a longitudinal welfare study: Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study

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Child care in Cook County: Elements of child care supply and demand: FY 2006 (July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006)
Illinois Action for Children, 2007
Chicago: Illinois Action for Children.

An investigation into the child care options available to parents in Cook County, Illinois, with a focus on affordability, unfilled slots, and hours of care needed

Reports & Papers

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Child care in Cook County: Elements of child care supply and demand: FY 2006 (July 1, 2005-June 30, 2006) [Executive summary]
Illinois Action for Children, 2007
Chicago: Illinois Action for Children.

A summary of an investigation into the child care options available to parents in Cook County, Illinois, with a focus on affordability, unfilled slots, and hours of care needed

Executive Summary

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Child care in the era of welfare reform: Quality, choices, and preferences
Coley, Rebekah Levine; Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay; Li-Grining, Christine P.; et al., 2001
(Policy Brief 01-04). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University.

An examination of the child care experiences of low income families in Boston, Chicago and San Antonio, and a discussion of the types of child care settings used to meet needs and preferences of families

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41.

Child care instability: Definitions, context, and policy implications
Adams, Gina; Rohacek, Monica, October 2010
Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

An examination of child care instability, including its definition and characteristics, causes, relationship to child care subsidies, and policy implications

Other

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Child care instability: Definitions, context, and policy implications [Executive summary]
Adams, Gina; Rohacek, Monica, October 2010
Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A summary of an examination of child care instability, including its definition and characteristics, causes, relationship to child care subsidies, and policy implications

Executive Summary

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43.

Child care patterns of school-age children with employed mothers
Capizzano, Jeffrey; Tout, Kathryn; Adams, Gina; et al., 2000
(Occasional Paper No. 41). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

An examination of variations in out-of-school time child care arrangements used by families with working mothers, based on data from the 1997 National Survey of America's Families (NSAF)

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44.

Child care policy reform and the employment of single mothers
Bainbridge, Jay; Meyers, Marcia K.; Waldfogel, Jane; et al., 2003
Social Science Quarterly, 84(4), 771-791

An examination of the effect of growth in child care subsidies, from 1991 through 1996, on employment rates of single mothers, using data from the 1992 through 1997 March Current Population Surveys

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45.

Child care quality: Centers and home settings that serve poor families
Fuller, Bruce; Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Loeb, Susanna; et al., 2004
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 19(4), 505-527

A multi-site, longitudinal study examining the quality of child care settings chosen by low-income mothers enrolled in welfare-to-work programs

Reports & Papers

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46.

Child care subsidies and leaving welfare: Policy issues and strategies
Adams, Gina; Martinson, Karin; Koralek, Robin; et al., 2006
Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

The second part of a three-part study of the interaction between state and local welfare-to-work programs and child care assistance programs, focusing on child care subsidy use by parents in transition from TANF to employment

Reports & Papers

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47.

Child care subsidies and leaving welfare: Policy issues and strategies [Executive Summary]
Adams, Gina; Martinson, Karin; Koralek, Robin; et al., 2006
Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

Summary of the second part of a three-part study of the interaction between state and local welfare-to-work programs and child care assistance programs, focusing on child care subsidy use by parents in transition from TANF to employment

Executive Summary

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48.

Child care subsidies and TANF: A synthesis of three studies on systems, policies, and parents
Holcomb, Pamela A.; Snyder, Kathleen; Martinson, Karin; et al., 2006
Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A summary of findings from a three-part study of the interaction between state and local welfare-to-work programs and child care assistance programs, focusing on administrative structures, protocols and interagency coordination as they affect administrators and TANF parents, child care subsidy use by parents in transition to work, and the experiences of current and former TANF recipients with the subsidy system

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Childcare subsidies and the transition from welfare to work
Danziger, Sandra K.; Browning, Kimberly G.; Ananat, Elizabeth O.; et al., 2004
Family Relations, 53(2), 219-228

A study of the relationship between child care subsidy receipt and mothers' work experiences of welfare recipients in an urban Michigan county

Reports & Papers

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Childcare subsidies and the transition from welfare to work
Danziger, Sandra K.; Browning, Kimberly G.; Ananat, Elizabeth O.; et al., 2003
(National Poverty Center Working Paper Series No. 03-11). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, National Poverty Center.

A study of the role of subsidies in parental transitions from welfare to the workforce in Michigan, using post-1996 data from The Women’s Employment Study (WES)

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