Using data from age 3 of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, the current study explores the complex relationships between U.S. childcare subsidies and neglect. Specifically, the study examines two research questions: (i) Are U.S. childcare subsidies associated with self-reported neglect among low-income mothers? (ii) What individual types of self-reported neglect are significantly reduced by receipt of childcare subsidy? Using negative binomial regression examining the relationships among mothers who were income-eligible for childcare subsidy, we found that childcare subsidy was associated with lower levels of supervisory neglect, indicating an important role of subsidy in the lives of low-income families.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Children and Society|
|State||Published - Mar 2019|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The project described was supported by the Secondary Analysis of Data on Early Care and Education, grant number 90YE0173, from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The project described was supported by Award Numbers R25HD074544, P2CHD058486, and 5R01HD036916 awarded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development or the National Institutes of Health.
© 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and National Children's Bureau
- Fragile Families
- child neglect
- childcare subsidies
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Life-span and Life-course Studies