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Title From welfare to child care : what happens to young children when single mothers exchange welfare for work? / edited by Natasha J. Cabrera, Robert Hutchens, H. Elizabeth Peters
Published Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 279 pages) : illustrations
Contents Child-care arrangements and help for low-income families with young children : evidence from the National Survey of America's Families / Linda Giannarelli, Freya L. Sonenstein, and Matthew W. Stagner -- Welfare-to-work transitions for parents of infants : employment and child-care policy implementation in eight communities / Christine Ross and Gretchen Kirby -- Infant and toddler care after welfare reform : a cross-state comparison / Ann Dryden Witte and Magaly Queralt -- Welfare and child-care policy effects on very young children's child-care experiences / Lisa A. Gennetian, Dannielle A. Crosby and Aletha C. Huston -- Work, welfare, and child-care choices among low-income women : does policy matter? / Carlena K. Cochi Ficano and H. Elizabeth Peters -- Nonstandard work and child-care choices : implications for welfare reform / Jean Kimmel and Lisa M. Powell -- Low-income families' child-care experiences : meeting the needs of children and families / Rebekah Levine Coley, Christine P. Li-Grining, and P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale -- The dynamics of child-care subsidy use : a collaborative study of five states / Marcia K. Meyers [and others] -- Child-care subsidies and low-income parents--policies and practices that affect access and retention / Gina Adams, Kathleen Snyder, and Analysis Team -- Child-care subsidies and the transition from welfare to work / Sandra K. Danziger, Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat, and Kimberly G. Browning -- Child care as risk or protection in the context of welfare reform / Deborah Phillips -- Child-care subsidies, quality, and preferences among low-income families / Margaret Burchinal
Summary Although federal and state support for childcare has increased dramatically in response to welfare work requirements, low-income families are still facing difficulties balancing work and family obligations. There is wide variation across states in the strictness of welfare work requirements and in the generosity of childcare support. In addition, the level of co-payments required and the flexibility to use subsidies for informal modes of childcare differ across states, leading families to make different childcare and employment choices. The purpose of From Welfare to Childcare i
Notes Based on a conference held in Washington, D.C. in May 2001
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject USA Government
Child care -- Government policy -- United States -- Congresses
Children of single parents -- Services for -- United States -- Congresses
Children of working mothers -- Services for -- United States -- Congresses
Ex-welfare recipients -- Services for -- United States -- Congresses
Federal aid to child welfare -- United States -- Congresses
Welfare recipients -- Employment -- United States -- Congresses
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Cabrera, Natasha J.
Hutchens, Robert M.
Peters, Elizabeth, 1955-
ISBN 0203759915