Estimates of Child Care Eligibility and Receipt for Fiscal Year 2006. Trends in Eligibility and Receipt Without Improvements to the 2006 Current Population Survey

04/30/2010

Appendix Figure 1 displays the number of children federally-eligible for subsidies and the number of children receiving subsidies during the period 1999-2006.[12]  The number of children eligible under federal parameters in Appendix Figure 1 is calculated without using improvements in the CPS regarding unmarried parents that are only available for the 2006 estimate.  Any trends in eligibility and receipt over time should be interpreted with caution due to changes in estimation methods, measurement error, and demographic shifts affecting eligibility.

Appendix Figure 1:
Number of Children Federally-Eligible and Number of Children Receiving Child Care Subsidies
Considering Changes Added to the Current Population Survey for 2006,
Average Monthly, 1999-2006 (Millions)

Appendix Figure 1: Number of Children Federally-Eligible and Number of Children Receiving Child Care Subsidies Considering Changes Added to the Current Population Survey for 2006, Average Monthly, 1999-2006 (Millions). See text for explanation and LONGDESC for data.

Appendix Figure 1: Number of Children Federally-Eligible and Number of Children Receiving Child Care Subsidies Considering Changes Added to the Current Population Survey for 2006, Average Monthly, 1999-2006 (Millions)
  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Without
Improvements
2006
With Improved
Methodology
# Eligible Under Federal Parameters 14.9 15.1 15.16 15.2 15.38 15.06 14.5 15.09 14.6
# Receiving Subsidies 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.36 2.3 2.4 2.5 NA

 

* Appendix Figure 1 was estimated without using recent improvements in the CPS for determining eligibility, which were unavailable prior to estimate year 2006.  With the improvements, the estimate of the number of federally-eligible children in 2006 is 14.6 million (see Table 1 on page 1).

Appendix Figure 2 shows the total number of children, regardless of child care eligibility, estimated to have been living in households with incomes below 100 percent and 150 percent of poverty thresholds from 1999 to 2006.  This figure has been included for reference.

Appendix Figure 2:
Number of Children Under Age 13 Living in Families with Annual Incomes Below 100% and 150% Poverty Thresholds,
1999-2006 (Millions)

Appendix Figure 2: Number of Children Under Age 13 Living in Families with Annual Incomes Below 100% and 150% Poverty Thresholds, 1999-2006 (Millions). See text for explanation and LONGDESC for data.

 

Appendix Figure 2: Number of Children Under Age 13 Living in Families with Annual Incomes Below 100% and 150% Poverty Thresholds, 1999-2006 (Millions)
  1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
<150% Poverty 15.35282712 14.52445571 14.94789377 15.28573179 15.56144962 15.43571224 15.24407244 15.68255071
<100% Poverty 9.21850838 8.84686926 8.92562017 9.24924217 9.71754654 9.82152454 9.64093382 9.63077497

 

Source: ASPE tabulations from the Current Population Survey, ASEC

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