Childcare Affordability Pilots (CAP09): 100 percent Costs Pilot: the importance of cost as a driver of family decisions about work and childcare: a data analysis report

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Goodman, Kevin
Department for Education
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1 April 2011
Research Report DFE-RR100
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Children and Young People, Families
Social welfare
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This pilot looked to assess whether increasing the childcare element of tax credits acted as an incentive for people to move into work. Data analysis in this evaluation shows that cost is not a single, critical, factor influencing family decisions as to whether to move into work. It may however have importance in terms of the childcare chosen and is certainly one of a number of factors a family will consider before making the decision to work.

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