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Toward a Unified Child Care Subsidy System

A Model Fee Scale for Family Copayments

By Daniel Lesser

As a result of the elimination of the child care guarantee for welfare recipients and the consolidation of funding streams for child care for welfare recipients and the working poor, states may create unified child care subsidy systems that serve both groups. This article presents a model child care family copayment sliding fee scale that seeks to maximize poor families' access to quality child care available through the subsidy system.

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