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Child Care in Colorado: Making Care More Affordable for Working Families

Kinsey Alden Dinan; Nancy K. Cauthen

Title:
Child Care in Colorado: Making Care More Affordable for Working Families
Author(s):
Dinan, Kinsey Alden
Cauthen, Nancy K.
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Reports
Department:
National Center for Children in Poverty
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Abstract:
In Colorado, as in other states across the country, the high cost of child care puts reliable, high-quality care out of reach for many families. Child care subsidies can help, but current policies reach only a fraction of those in need of assistance. Moreover, families who do receive subsidies can find themselves penalized for working and earning more as just a small raise can trigger a substantial loss in benefits. Using results from NCCP's Family Resource Simulator, this report illustrates these policy challenges and discusses possible solutions that would better help Colorado's low- to moderate-income workers meet their child care needs.
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Public health
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