Unclaimed Children Revisited: California Case Study

Learn about our UCR: California Case Study project. Executive Summary (2M) Alameda County Profile (469K) Butte County Profile (473K) Humboldt County Profile (479K) Imperial County Profile (474K) Los Angeles County Profile (485K) Placer County Profile (474K) San Diego County Profile (486K) San Francisco County Profile(484K) San Mateo County Profile (485K) Santa Clara County Profile (493K) […]

A Guide to Understanding State Child Care Subsidy Programs Through Analysis of Public and Non-public Use Datasets

Learn about our Research Connections project. This is an excerpt from the full report. SECTION I: INTRODUCTION Purpose of the Guidebook This guide has been developed to assist researchers in using public and non-public use U.S. Census Bureau data as well as public and non-public use state administrative data—both separately and in combinations—to analyze state-specific […]

Guide to Datasets for Research and Policymaking in Child Care and Early Education

Learn about our Research Connections project. Introduction This guide is an annotated bibliography of available large-scale databases that provide information useful to researchers, policymakers, state administrators, and others concerned about child care and early education. The guide follows an ecological approach to research and policy in the field: it brings attention not only to children, […]

Unclaimed Children Revisited: The Status of Children’s Mental Health Policy in the United States

Learn about our Unclaimed Children Revisited project. Executive Summary Over 25 years ago Jane Knitzer, in the report Unclaimed Children: The Failure of Public Responsibility to Children in Need of Mental Health Services, documented policy and program disconnects that meant children and youth with mental health needs and their families did not get the services […]

Parents’ Low Education Leads to Low Income, Despite Full-Time Employment

Higher education is one of the most effective ways that parents can raise their families’ incomes. There is clear evidence that higher educational attainment is associated with higher earnings. Over the past two decades, parents with less education have been losing economic ground. Policies that support education for low-income parents and children offer them the […]

Most Low-Income Parents Are Employed

Despite low levels of unemployment, average household income has declined since 2000. The number of children living in low-income families has continued to rise. Programs that provide supports for low-income, working parents can increase income and child well-being. The majority of children in low-income families have parents who are employed full-time and year-round. 56% of […]