Research Report Parents' Perspectives on Child Care Subsidies and Moving from Welfare to Work
Kathleen Snyder, Sara Bernstein, Robin Koralek
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This reports highlights parents' experiences with accessing and retaining subsidies as they move through and off the welfare system. It is based on focus groups that were conducted in four sites with parents receiving TANF and child care subsidies, as well as parents who had recently left TANF and were still receiving child care subsidies. It provides information on parents' experiences with key aspects of the TANF/child care subsidy process—including applying for subsidies, finding a provider, ongoing subsidy requirements, and the transition off welfare—and discusses the implications for policy and practice.
Research Areas Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs State programs, budgets Child care
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population
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