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Maintaining Work: The Influence of Child Care Subsidies on Child Care-Related Work

By Nicole D. Forry and Sandra L. Hofferth

Abstract

With the passage of welfare reform, parents’ ability to not only obtain, but maintain work has become imperative. The role of child care subsidies in supporting parents’ job tenure has received little attention in the literature. This article examines the relationship between receiving a child care subsidy and the likelihood of experiencing a child care-related work disruption using two samples and both cross-sectional and longitudinal regression models. Child care-related work disruptions are found to be less likely among subsidy recipients across samples and methods. Program implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.child care, subsidy, employment, cost, job tenure

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