As parents move from welfare to work, they have increased needs for child care for their children. Most ASPE welfare outcomes grantees are collecting data on child care arrangements, primarily through survey data, but also, to some extent, through linkages to child care subsidy administrative data. Typical survey questions focus on the type of child care provider used, parents' awareness and use of subsidies, child care costs, and the parents' perceptions of child care quality.
- Cross-State Findings on Child Well-Being and Child Care. December 2001. From "Final Synthesis Report of Findings from ASPE's 'Leavers' Grants", by Gregory Acs and Pamela Loprest with Tracy Roberts, The Urban Institute (funded by ASPE).
See also: information on child care in individual grantee reports.
- Sample Childcare Questions from 8 National Childcare Surveys (In PDF format)
- Sample Childcare Questions from State/Local Leavers Surveys (In PDF format)
- Child Care After Leaving Welfare, October 1999. Report by the Center for Law and Social Policy.