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  • Individual Author: Ananat, Elizabeth O.; Phinney, Robin
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2004

    Child care arrangements have become increasingly important for low-income women since the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in 1996.  For most welfare recipients, PRWORA effectively eliminated the choice of whether or not to work by making welfare receipt conditional on work or participation in employment-related activities.  Stricter work requirements have meant that more women are entering the workforce.  As a result, greater numbers of children now require care.

    Changes in the demand for child care as well as the resources available to subsidize child care have the potential to influence a woman’s transition into work.  This paper highlights research efforts by the Women’s Employment Study to measure and analyze the relationship between child care and work transitions.  The first section of the paper describes changes to federal child care resources since the passage of PRWORA.  The next section introduces the measures used to create a “child care barrier” in the Women’s Employment Study (WES).  The final section...

    Child care arrangements have become increasingly important for low-income women since the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in 1996.  For most welfare recipients, PRWORA effectively eliminated the choice of whether or not to work by making welfare receipt conditional on work or participation in employment-related activities.  Stricter work requirements have meant that more women are entering the workforce.  As a result, greater numbers of children now require care.

    Changes in the demand for child care as well as the resources available to subsidize child care have the potential to influence a woman’s transition into work.  This paper highlights research efforts by the Women’s Employment Study to measure and analyze the relationship between child care and work transitions.  The first section of the paper describes changes to federal child care resources since the passage of PRWORA.  The next section introduces the measures used to create a “child care barrier” in the Women’s Employment Study (WES).  The final section presents descriptive data on the extent to which WES recipients experience a child care barrier, and analyses of the impact of receipt of a child care subsidy on work outcomes using the WES data. (author abstract)