Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Well-Being study researchers sought answers to questions about the reliability of parents' reporting of child care subsidy receipt.
There is a high degree of overlap between parent and provider report of subsidy receipt. The investigators recommended that future researchers use administrative data to validate parental report of subsidy receipt whenever possible, but also suggested that the quality of parent-reported survey-based measures of subsidy receipt may be reliable.
Report Title: Can We Trust Parental Reports of Child Care Subsidy Receipt?
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, 202-690-7885
Performer: Child Trends
Record ID: 10138 (January 24, 2013)