Performance Improvement 2011-2012. What Was the Effect Of Reducing Child Care Subsidy Copayments In Washington State?


Evaluators explored the results of the Washington State policy decision to reduce the amount families had to contribute when they received subsidies to help pay for child care, or copayments.

A reduced copayment schedule led families to receive subsidies for a longer period of time. This was especially true for higher-income subsidy recipients, for whom the alternative copayment represented the largest reduction in their copayment amounts. However, reducing copayments did not appear to affect employment.

Report Title: Effects of Reducing Child Care Subsidy Copayments in Washington State
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, 202-690-7885
Performer: MDRC
Record ID: 9766 (Report completed June 15, 2010)

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