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Early Education Enrollment and Expenditure Patterns 1995-2005


December 1, 2010
AccessEconomics and FinanceState & Local

These papers report on enrollments and expenditures for ECCE across the decade from 1995 to 2005 using three harmonized National Household Education Surveys. They explore the metrics of enrollment patterns by age of child, mother’s employment, marital status, expenditure patterns and prices paid per hour of services.

A Decade of Change: Early Education Enrollment and Expenditure Patterns 1995-2005

Early Childhood Care and Education: Enrollment Patterns and Expenditures Over the Decade 1995-2005

By Clive R. Belfield (December 2010)

In these papers, author Clive Belfield reports on enrollments and expenditures for ECCE across the decade from 1995 to 2005 using three harmonized National Household Education Surveys. These surveys provide detailed information on all forms of ECCE, as well as information on private expenditures that enable analysis of enrollment patterns by age of child, mother’s employment, marital status, expenditure patterns and prices paid per hour of services. The author uses the date to derive critical trend information for a dynamic decade of growth in ECCE.

View the brief report: A Decade of Change: Early Education Enrollment and Expenditure Patterns 1995-2005

View the full report: Early Childhood Care and Education: Enrollment Patterns and Expenditures Over the Decade 1995-2005