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Estimates of child care eligibility and receipt for fiscal year 2012

Resource Type: Reports & Papers
Author(s): Chien, Nina C.;
Date Issued: November, 2015
Publisher(s): United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Human Services Policy
Description: Based on federal parameters that determine permissible eligibility, an estimated 14.2 million children were eligible to receive child care subsidies in 2012. Roughly 2.2 million children, or 15 percent of federally-eligible children, received subsidized care through CCDF or related government funding streams in an average month of fiscal year 2012. Rates of coverage vary by age and poverty status. Poorer children were more likely to receive subsidies than less poor children. Younger children were also more likely to receive subsidies than older children. While current funding levels do not meet the child care needs of all working parents, poorer children and children not yet in school are more likely to receive child care subsidy assistance, suggesting that funds are generally targeted to those most in need. (author abstract)
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Source: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Human Services Policy. Retrieved from
Topics: Policies > Child Care & Early Education Policies > Subsidies
Country: United States
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