Child Care Subsidy Duration and Caseload Dynamics: A Multi-State Examination. Spell Durations and Age of Youngest Child


Table 4 presents median spell durations by age of the youngest subsidized child in each family by state for Fiscal Year 2007. The medians displayed in the table show that typical spell durations were somewhat longer for families with younger children compared to families with older subsidized children. For example, the median spell durations for the families in the 35 states were six or seven for children ages zero to four, were five for children age five, and were four for children ages six to eight and for children ages nine to 12.

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