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Snapshots from the NSECE: How much did households in the United States pay for child care in 2012?: An examination of differences by community urbanicity

This Snapshot is based on information collected by the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE), a nationally representative study of American households and early care and education providers conducted in 2012. The information in this Snapshot is based on a report on nonparental care usage and costs from the NSECE household survey (NSECE Project Team, 2016). This Snapshot focuses on care for children under age 13. Household costs are calculated based on how much a household paid, in total, for children's regular nonparental care arrangements. Regular nonparental care arrangements are those that a child attended for at least 5 hours per week, not including K-8 schooling. Households may use only free care arrangements, a combination of free and paid care, or only paid care arrangements. Only households that had out-of-pocket costs for care are included in the average cost estimates. (author abstract)
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