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 http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/cc/ccs_strategies/reports/washington/ccse_washington.pdf
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, 202-690-7885
Record ID: 9766 (Report completed June 15, 2010)