1 Estimate based on microsimulations using the Urban Institute's TRIM3 model, guidelines in the state's 1997-99 CCDF state plan, and three years of Current Population Survey data (calendar years 1995-97).
3 Estimates based on state administrative data reported to the Child Care Bureau and adjusted to reflect children funded through CCDF only. 1998 figures based on April-September 1998.
4 Waiting list data were obtained and compiled by the Urban Institute from the Louisiana Department of Social Services, the state child care agency.
5 Information in this section was obtained and compiled by the Urban Institute from Agenda for Children-Child Care Resources (AC-CCR) (a child care resource and referral agency in Louisiana). AC-CCR covers 11 of the 64 parishes in the state: Assumption, Jefferson, Orleans, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, and Terrebone. These 11 parishes are concentrated primarily in and around New Orleans.
6 State maximum rates were obtained and compiled by the Urban Institute from the Louisiana Department of Social Services, summer 1999.
7 Information in this section was obtained and compiled by the Urban Institute from Agenda for Children-Child Care Resources.
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