Child Care Subsidies Promote Mothers’ Employment and Children’s Development

Colleen Henry, Misha Werschkul, Manita C. Rao

September 30, 2003
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In the current debate over welfare reauthorization, the importance of child care assistance for low-income and working families cannot be overstated. This briefing paper explores the current status of government child care assistance, reviews research on the connections between child care assistance, mothers’ labor force participation, and children’s development, and offers policy recommendations for improving the quality and quantity of child care assistance.