A new report from Andrea Hetling, Gregory Porumbescu, and Henry Coleman examines public child-care subsidies. In 2020, New Jersey switched to an enrollment-based subsidy policy from the prior attendance-based system, both for public health purposes and to ensure a consistent stream of income to child-care providers during the pandemic.
Authored by Sarah F. Small, Debra Lancaster, Jocelyn Fischer, and Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, this report represents comprehensive research into the state of childcare markets in New Jersey from both supply- and demand-side perspective, and includes key findings as well as policy recommendations to bolster support for the state’s childcare market.
This brief estimates the supply and demand for center-based childcare in New Jersey, highlighting the needs of low-income families and workers with nontraditional schedules.
This literature review of the current childcare workforce in New Jersey provides a policy menu for the state and local government with recommendations for changes officials can make to better bolster the employment rate of childcare workers.
Authors Sarah Small & Deb Lancaster say we must prioritize childcare in NJ. Almost 3/4 of NJ children under age 6 have “all available parents” in the labor force. LGBT, Hispanic, and low-income parents endure the greatest unmet childcare needs.
Every New Jersey county except two (Cape May and Ocean) ended the third quarter of 2021 with fewer childcare workers than before the pandemic. In addition, more than 1,000 licensed home-based daycare providers in the state have closed between 2019 and 2021. In this...
New Jersey State Policy Lab: Caring for Our Families during COVID-19: Costly Decisions for New Jersey Parents
Many women across the state have struggled to fully participate in the paid workforce given the ongoing disruptions to childcare and K-12 education caused by the evolving public health crisis.