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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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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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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., 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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Better for babies: A study of state infant and toddler child care policies
Schmit, Stephanie, 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 [Executive summary]
Schumacher, Rachel, 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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Caring for children of color: The child care patterns of white, black, and Hispanic children under 5
Capizzano, Jeffrey, 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., 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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Changes in Massachusetts welfare and work, child care, and child welfare systems
Kaye, Laura, 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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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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Child care aid and quality for California families: Focusing on San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties
Fuller, Bruce, 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, 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 low-income children's development: Direct and moderated effects
Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth, 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, 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.

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Child care as a barrier to employment
Ananat, Elizabeth O., 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., 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

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Child care expenses of America's families
Giannarelli, Linda, 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.

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Child care experiences in low-income communities: Developmental quality and maternal views
Li-Grining, Christine P., 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

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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

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Child care in the era of welfare reform: Quality, choices, and preferences
Coley, Rebekah L., 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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Child care instability: Definitions, context, and policy implications
Adams, Gina, 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

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Child care instability: Definitions, context, and policy implications [Executive summary]
Adams, Gina, 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

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Child care patterns of school-age children with employed mothers
Capizzano, Jeffrey, 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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Child care policy reform and the employment of single mothers
Bainbridge, Jay, 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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