Appendix Figure 1 displays the number of children federally-eligible for subsidies and the number of children receiving subsidies during the period 1999-2006. 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)
|# 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,
Source: ASPE tabulations from the Current Population Survey, ASEC