Child Care Subsidies and the School Readiness of Children of Immigrants

Anna D. Johnson, Wen-Jui Han, Christopher J. Ruhm, Jane Waldfogel

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    This study is the first to test whether receipt of a federal child care subsidy is associated with children of immigrants' school readiness skills. Using nationally representative data (n ≈ 2,900), this study estimates the associations between subsidy receipt at age 4 and kindergarten cognitive and social outcomes, for children of immigrant versus native-born parents. Among children of immigrants, subsidized center-based care (vs. subsidized and unsubsidized home-based care) was positively linked with reading. Among children of native-born parents, those in subsidized center care displayed poorer math skills than those in unsubsidized centers, and more externalizing problems than those in unsubsidized home-based care. Child Development

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2140-2150
    Number of pages11
    JournalChild Development
    Volume85
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

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    school readiness
    Child Care
    child care
    subsidy
    immigrant
    Home Care Services
    Population Groups
    Parents
    parents
    Child Development
    Reading
    kindergarten

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
    • Education
    • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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    Johnson, A. D., Han, W-J., Ruhm, C. J., & Waldfogel, J. (2014). Child Care Subsidies and the School Readiness of Children of Immigrants. Child Development, 85(6), 2140-2150. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12285

    Child Care Subsidies and the School Readiness of Children of Immigrants. / Johnson, Anna D.; Han, Wen-Jui; Ruhm, Christopher J.; Waldfogel, Jane.

    In: Child Development, Vol. 85, No. 6, 01.11.2014, p. 2140-2150.

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    Johnson, AD, Han, W-J, Ruhm, CJ & Waldfogel, J 2014, 'Child Care Subsidies and the School Readiness of Children of Immigrants', Child Development, vol. 85, no. 6, pp. 2140-2150. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12285
    Johnson, Anna D. ; Han, Wen-Jui ; Ruhm, Christopher J. ; Waldfogel, Jane. / Child Care Subsidies and the School Readiness of Children of Immigrants. In: Child Development. 2014 ; Vol. 85, No. 6. pp. 2140-2150.
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