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.
This report examines policy issues around subsidy use among parents who leave TANF.
This report examines the intersection of the welfare-to-work and child care systems in 11 local sites/11 states in 2001.