Using data from age 3 of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, the current study explores the complex relationships between U.S. child care subsidies and neglect. Specifically, the study examines two research questions: (1) Are U.S. child care subsidies associated with selfreported neglect among low-income mothers? (2) What individual types of self-reported neglect are significantly reduced by receipt of child care subsidy? Using negative binomial regression examining the relationships among mothers who were income-eligible for child care subsidy, we found that child care subsidy was associated with lower levels of supervisory neglect, indicating an important role of subsidy in the lives of low-income families.
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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.
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.
Maguire-Jack, Kathryn; Purtell, Kelly M.; Showalter, Kathryn; Barnhart, Sheila; and Yang, Mi-Youn, "Preventive Benefits of U.S. Childcare Subsidies in Supervisory Child Neglect" (2019). Social Work Faculty Publications. 10.