Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Child Care Subsidies have Multiple Benefits for Parents and Children

Quality child care has an important child development benefit for young children. But in a fascinating report, originally published in the Journal of Family Economic Issues (J Fam Econ Iss (2009) 30:43–54), Nicole D. Forry looks at whether single parents themselves experience a significant benefit from child care subsidies. She found that
Approximately half of parents who received a subsidy reported that it positively affected their financial well-being, allowing them to afford non-child care services, save money, and pay bills or debts.
For child care policies to support family economic success.

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