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Economic Census Data on Child Care

Economic Census Data provides periodic and comprehensive data about service establishements and their activities. Data for three main types of child care establishments are provided: (1) nonemployer businesses (e.g. family daycare); (2) establishments with an employee payroll that pay income taxes (e.g. ,a for profit child care center); and (3) establishements with an employee payroll that are tax-exempt (e.g. a non-profit based center). The Economic Census Data is conducted every 5 years, for years ending in "2" and "7".

For more information about the Economic Census Data, read the overview.

RELATED PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Demand for Child Care and the Distribution of Child Care Facilities in the United States: 1987 - 2007

Child Care Establishment Types: 2002. Carolyn Hronis and Martin O’Connell. Presented at the Annual Population Association of America. April 2006.

State Estimates of Child Care Establishments 1977 – 1997. Grace O’Neill and Martin O’Connell. Presented at the Annual Population Association of America. April 2001.

State Estimates of Organized Child Care Facilities. Lynne Casper and Martin O’Connell. Presented at the Annual Population Association of America Conference. March 1997.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Child Care |  Last Revised: April 03, 2013