Child Care Subsidies: Who's Eligible Varies by State

Source: Sarah Minton and Christin Durham, Urban Institute, Metro Trends blog, November 29th, 2012

The first in a three-part series about state child care subsidy policies from the CCDF Policies Database. Tomorrow: Assistance for Unemployed Parents Searching for Jobs

The high cost of child care can be a significant obstacle to finding and keeping a job, especially for low-income parents. Child care subsidies can help low-wage parents pay for high-quality care, allowing them to continue working or looking for work, but whether subsidies are available and how much support they provide depends in part on which state families call home.

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