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Do Child Care Subsidies Increase Employment Among Low-Income Parents?

Elizabeth Davis, Caroline Carlin (), Caroline Krafft and Nicole D. Forry ()
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Caroline Carlin: University of Minnesota
Nicole D. Forry: Child Trends

Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 2018, vol. 39, issue 4, 662-682

Abstract: Abstract State child care subsidy programs are intended to support the employment of low-income parents, particularly for families receiving or likely to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. To study the impact of child care subsidies on employment, this study used detailed data from a survey of low-income parents in Minnesota, linked with administrative data on subsidy receipt, to estimate endogenous switching models of subsidy receipt and parent work status. Parental preferences about the child development-related characteristics of child care settings were the basis for an instrumental variable used to predict subsidy receipt. Receiving a subsidy significantly increased the probability of employment and especially of full-time employment. The findings suggest that expansion of the child care subsidy program could lead to increased employment among low-income parents with young children.

Keywords: Child care; Work support; Child care subsidies; Employment; Endogenous switching model; Instrumental variables (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J22 J13 I38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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