Child Care Assistance Helps Families Work (2006)

Matthews, H. (April 2006). Child care assistance helps families work: A review of the effects of subsidy receipt on employment. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

This brief explores the difficulties low income working families face when presented with the high costs of child care. It states that reliable and stable child care reduces workplace absenteeism and disruptions to parents’ schedules, thus encouraging employment retention for low income families. Data regarding child care subsidies are offered as effective methods toward encouraging, and retaining, low income workers into the labor force.

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