Estimates of Child Care Eligibility and Receipt for Fiscal Year 2009. Endings of Employment Spells

09/01/2012

Another methodological improvement addressed the modeling problem that some children incorrectly appear to be eligible because their families’ incomes drop below the eligibility thresholds solely due to the fact that their parents are ending a period of employment. A new method was added in 2007 which excludes those children with parents that had earnings above the eligibility thresholds before and/or after the temporary period without employment. In these cases, the children are not considered eligible during the month of employment exit. This change reduced the number of children eligible.

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