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Morrissey, Taryn and M. E. Warner. 2009. "Employer-Supported Child Care: Who Participates?" Journal of Marriage and Family, 71(5): 1340-1348.

Child care vouchers are becoming more common and can provide child care assistance to a wide spectrum of the population. There is little empirical research, however, on which workers participate in their employer-supported program. In this exploratory study, employees with children at one large university completed questionnaires to gather information on their child care arrangements and their experience with the employer’s child care voucher program (N = 949). Results indicate that the employees who were most in need of child care assistance in terms of family structure, job type, and child care expenses were more likely to receive vouchers. Federal policy limiting the structure of employer-sponsored voucher programs appeared to present barriers to participation for certain groups of employees.

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Subject: Child Care