Research Report Review of Child Care Needs of Eligible Families in Massachusetts
Julia B. Isaacs, Michael Katz, Sarah Minton, Molly Michie
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This report reviews the need for subsidized child care in Massachusetts. Gaps between need and supply were identified by comparing estimates of children needing care to licensing and subsidy data. Additional information was collected through interviews with experts across the state. The report’s findings include gaps for infant and toddler care, children in two of six sub-state regions, and families working nontraditional hours. It also highlighted challenges geographically matching needs and supply and the link between the child care subsidy system and the broader child care market.
Research Areas Education Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Families with low incomes State programs, budgets Child care Early childhood education Kids in context Child care and early childhood education
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population