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Child Care in the Postwelfare Reform Era

Analysis and Strategies for Advocates

By Jo Ann C. Gong, Alice Bussiere, Jennifer Light, Rebecca Scharf, Marc Cohan & Sherry Leiwant

Imposing work requirements on cash assistance recipients and not guaranteeing them child care can create a crisis for families. Advocates can find ways to improve access to child care and ensure that poor parents relying on cash assistance do not suffer sanctions if they cannot find child care for their young children.

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