Child Care and Development Fund Administrative Data, Federal Fiscal Year 2005

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Administration on Children, Youth and Families. Child Care Bureau
Other Title
  • ACF 801 Data, 2005 (Alternative Title)
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Administrative Data Series
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Child Care Bureau
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
age groups; child care; Child Care and Development Fund; children; families; low income groups; marital status; public assistance programs; race; records; welfare reform; working poor
  • Abstract

    This administrative dataset provides descriptive information about the families and children served through the federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). CCDF dollars are provided to states, territories, and tribes to provide assistance to low-income families receiving or in transition from temporary public assistance, to obtain quality child care so they can work, or depending on their state's policy, to attend training or receive education. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 requires states and territories to collect information on all family units receiving assistance through the CCDF and to submit monthly case-level data to the Child Care Bureau. States are permitted to report case-level data for the entire population, or a sample of the population, under approved sampling guidelines. The Summary Records file contains monthly state-level summary information including the number of families served. The Family Records file contains family-level data including single parent status of the head of household, monthly co-payment amount, date on which child care assistance began, reasons for care (e.g., employment, training/education, protective services, etc.), income used to determine eligibility, source of income, and the family size on which eligibility is based. The Child Records file contains child-level data including ethnicity, race, gender, and date of birth. The Setting Records file contains information about the type of child care setting, the total amount paid to the provider, and the total number of hours of care received by the child. The Pooling Factor file provides state-level data on the percentage of child care funds that is provided through the CCDF, the federal Head Start region the grantee (state) is in and is monitored by, and the State FIPS code for the grantee.
  • Abstract


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Summary Records
    • DS2: Family Records
    • DS3: Child Records
    • DS4: Setting Records
    • DS5: Pooling Factor
    • DS6: Adjusted Child Records File (Online Analysis Only)
    • DS7: Unadjusted Child Records File (Online Analysis Only)
    • DS8: Adjusted Family Records File (Online Analysis Only)
    • DS9: Unadjusted Family Records File (Online Analysis Only)
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2004-10-01--2005-09-30
  • 2004-10-01 / 2005-09-30
  • Collection date: 2004-10-01--2005-09-30
  • 2004-10-01 / 2005-09-30
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Children and families receiving assistance through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), through their state, territory, or tribe.
This sample dataset consists of monthly data provided by states that reported sample data and states that reported full population data, as well as any territory data received. Sampling of the data from states reporting full population data was done in accordance with Technical Bulletin #5, Appendix II: Annual Sampling Plan, Example A". The month with the lowest caseload was selected for determining the sampling rate so that at least 200 samples were selected for each month. Additional information on the development of this sample dataset is provided in the accompanying technical documentation.
2009-06-05 The length of the variables for Family ID, Child ID, and Setting ID was changed to a length of 12. The codebooks were updated to reflect the changes made to the variables. Funding institution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Child Care Bureau.
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 21401 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR21401.v1
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    • ID: 10.1002/pam.21840 (DOI)
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Update Metadata: 2019-09-04 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16