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Evaluation of the effectiveness of the subsidized child care program: Report to the 87th Texas Legislature

Subsidized child care is a support service that allows parents to become and remain employed, thereby contributing to the Texas economy. This report demonstrates that subsidized child care is an effective work support service that enables parents to participate in the workforce or in work-related activities. As reflected in this report, in 2018, approximately 86 percent of parents receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) found employment within 12 months of receiving child care. Additionally, approximately 86 percent of non-TANF parents maintained employment 12 months after receiving child care and, at the end of the 12-month period and experienced an average quarterly wage gain of $1,044, which would be $4,176 if annualized. The availability of stable and affordable child care is often a determining factor in a parent’s ability to obtain and retain employment. (author abstract)
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