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Welfare Study Finds Big Need for Child Care


July 24, 2002
Carla Rivera
Los Angeles Times

Welfare recipients in Los Angeles County say inadequate and expensive child care is the major impediment to getting and keeping a job, according to a large-scale study released Tuesday (July 23) by county officials. The study, “Running Out of Time: Voices of Parents Struggling to Move from Welfare to Work,” was commissioned by the Los Angeles County Children’s Planning Council and conducted by the Economic Roundtable, a nonprofit social research group.