Parental Preferences and Child Care Choices of Low-Income Families in Minnesota

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Elizabeth Davis, Department of Applied Economics, UMN

Dr. Elizabeth (“Liz”) Davis is a Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota, where she is engaged in graduate and undergraduate education and research focused on economics and public policy related to low-income families and young children. Current research projects include studies of the child care subsidy programs in several states, including Minnesota. Dr. Davis' October presentation focused on results from a longitudinal survey of low-income families in Minnesota, including the type of child care they select and how frequently changes in care arrangements occur for children under age 6. Analysis included how parents' preferences for different features of the care environment, use of child care assistance and employment schedules influence their child care choices and instability in child care arrangements. The research presented is in the process of publication and therefore not available for posting at this time. Please feel free to contact Dr. Davis directly for more information on her work.