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dc.contributor.authorLemke, Robert J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWitt, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.authorWitte, Ann Drydenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T15:51:00Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T15:51:00Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/23225-
dc.description.abstractWe assess the role of child care in the welfare to work transition using an unusually large andcomprehensive data base. Our data are for Massachusetts, a state that began welfare reform in 1995 undera federal waiver, for the period July 1996 through August 1997. We find that both the nature of the childcare market and the availability and policies of subsidized care and early education affect the probabilitythat current and former welfare recipients will work. Regarding the child care market, we find that theavailability of care is most consistently related to employment. However, the price and quality of carealso matter. We also find that increased funding for child care subsidies, and the availability of full daykindergarten and Head Start significantly increase the probability that current and former welfarerecipients work. Higher state payments to providers are associated with increased probabilities of work.Finally, recipients are more likely to work when they are subject to a work requirement. The effects ofimposing time limits on cash assistance are less clear.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aWorking Papers / Wellesley College, Department of Economics |x2001,02en_US
dc.subject.jelI38en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.jelH40en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordChild Careen_US
dc.subject.keywordWelfare Reformen_US
dc.subject.keywordVouchersen_US
dc.subject.keywordLabor Supplyen_US
dc.subject.keywordTime Limitsen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderbetreuungen_US
dc.subject.stwFamilienleistungsausgleichen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwMütteren_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleChild care and the welfare to work transitionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn37879566Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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