Child Care Programs Help Parents Find and Keep Jobs: Funding Shortfalls Leave Many Families Without Assistance


Publication Date: February 2004

Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Jennifer Mezey

Research Area: Social conditions

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


Child care subsidies help low-income families work and leave welfare, but funding shortfalls are forcing states to enact restrictive policies that are hurting poor families and efforts to promote their employment and earnings. The Administrations recently proposed FY 2005 budget would make this situation even worse. This paper includes excerpts from recent press coverage about child care restrictions and cutbacks in 15 states.