Child Care Market Rate Survey Project: Oregon Resource and Referral Administrative Data Update, 2006

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • Grobe, Deana
  • Pratt, Clara C.
  • Weber, Roberta B.
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Child Care Market Rate Survey 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
administrative records; child care; Child Care and Development Fund; costs; infants; market rate surveys; preschool children; toddlers
  • Abstract

    Starting with the Family Support Act of 1988, requirements for federal funding stipulate that child care subsidy rates be informed by market rates. In 1990 the federal government began a major investment in child care with the passage of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990. Support of parental choice was a key component of this new block grant program that sent new money to states to support child care. Parental choice and state control of policy remained central when the program was expanded in 1996 as a part of welfare reform legislation. At that time, child care funding became known as the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). States are required by the CCDF Final Rule to ensure that families receiving child care assistance have equal access to comparable care purchased by private-paying parents. A market rate survey (MRS) is a tool States use to achieve this program objective. Some States conduct surveys to collect the child care market rate and others use administrative data, such as data collected by child care resource and referral (CCR&R) and State licensing agencies, to analyze the market rate for child care. This survey was one strategy used to collect child care market price data. Comparing findings garnered from different methods allows one to evaluate whether different data collection methods produce different price findings (convergent validity) and how well these data collection methods represent the child care market (criterion-related validity). These data can also be used to explore several validity issues of concern with market price studies. The major areas of investigation in this survey include child care prices by type of care, geographic location, and price mode (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly). Other areas of investigation include capacity by age group, additional fees facilities charge, whether they care for subsidized children, and what affects the prices that they charge parents.
  • Methods

    The local Resource and Referral conducted phone calls to update price and other data.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Created online analysis version with question text.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: 87 percent
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Child Care Market Rate Survey Project: Oregon Resource and Referral Administrative Data Update, 2006: Public-Use Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2005
  • Collection date: 2006
Geographic Coverage
  • Oregon
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All child care providers in Oregon who charge for their service and are available to care for community children.
Collection Mode
  • telephone interview
2010-12-16 The Restricted Data Use Agreement has been updated.2010-02-05 The Restricted Data Use Agreement was updated.2009-06-18 The Restricted Data Use Agreement has been added. Funding institution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Child Care Bureau (#90YE0075).
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 23261 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR23261.v1
  • Grobe, Deana, Weber, Roberta B., Pratt, Clara C.. 2006 Oregon Child Care Market Rate Study. Oregon Department of Human Services.Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Family Policy Program, Oregon Child Care Research Partnership. 2006.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Grobe, Deana, Pratt, Clara C., Weber, Roberta B. (Bobbie). Guidance for Validating Child Care Market Rate Surveys. Oregon Child Care Research Partnership. 2004.

Update Metadata: 2019-09-04 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16