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Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Data on Child Care

Information on child care costs and arrangements are collected on an intermittent basis in the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). The Survey of Income and Program Participation is currently the only source the Census Bureau uses to collect child care information from families.

SIPP data on child care are available from 1984 to present.

DATA TABLES, PRODUCTS AND REPORTS

SIPP 2011

Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Spring 2011 (SIPP 2008)

SIPP 2010

Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Spring 2010 (SIPP 2008)

SIPP 2006

Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Summer 2006

SIPP 2005

Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Summer 2005/Summer 2006 (SIPP 2004)

Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Spring 2005

SIPP 2002

Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Winter 2002 (P70-101)

SIPP 1999

Who’s Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Spring 1999

SIPP 1997

Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Spring 1997 (P70-86)

SIPP 1995

Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Fall 1995 (P70-70)

SIPP 1994

Who's Minding Our Preschoolers? Fall 1994 (P70-62)

My Daddy Takes Care of Me! Fathers as Care Providers: Fall 1994

SIPP 1993

My Daddy Takes Care of Me! Fathers as Care Providers: 1993 (P70-59)

Who’s Minding Our Preschoolers? (P70-53)

What Does It Cost to Mind Our Preschoolers? (P70-52)


Historical Time Series Tables


OTHER TECHNICAL AND ANALYTICAL REPORTS

SIPP User Guide

General information about the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) is provided on the SIPP Web site. You can also read the SIPP User's Guide.

Technical Documentation


RELATED PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Continuity or Change in Father Provided Child Care Among Employed Mothers? Lynda Laughlin. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Population Association of America. New Orleans, LA. April 11-13, 2013.

Who's in Head Start? Estimating Head Start Enrollment with the ACS, CPS, and SIPP. Lynda Laughlin and Jessica Davis. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America. Washington, DC, March 31-April 2, 2011.

Child Care Choices, Family Income and Mother's Employment: What can we learn from the 2004 SIPP panel? Daniel J Perez-Lopez, John J. Hisnanick, and Lynda Laughlin. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America. Washington, DC, March 31-April 2, 2011.

Child Care Costs in the Current Population Survey: A Comparison to SIPP. Suzanne Macartney and Lynda Laughlin. Issued January 2011.

Child Well Being and Type of Care: Potential Implications Using the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Tallese Johnson and Lynda Laughlin. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociology Association. August 7-11, 2009.

Who's Minding the Kids in the Summer? Child Care Arrangements: Summer 2006. Lynda Laughlin and Joseph Rukus. Presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America. April 30 - May 2, 2009

Child Care Constraints Among America’s Families. Lynda L. Laughlin. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. August 1-4, 2008.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Child Care |  Last Revised: June 11, 2013