Brief Researching the CCDF Program by Linking Administrative Data with Data from the CCDF Policies Database: A How-To Guide
Linda Giannarelli, Sarah Minton, Christin Durham
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All states and territories receive money from the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) to operate child care subsidy programs, but each state and territory has broad discretion in setting specific policies for their programs. What do these differences mean for the parents and children served by the programs and for child care providers? This brief suggests answering these kinds of questions by linking case-level information on subsidized families and children with detailed policies from the federally funded CCDF Policies Database.
Research Areas Education Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Families with low incomes Welfare and safety net programs Child care Early childhood education Child care and early childhood education
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center