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Predicting Firm Creation in Rural Texas: A Multi-Model Machine Learning Approach to a Complex Policy Problem
Evaluates Texas counties between 2008 and 2018 to identify factors contributing to entrepreneurship for rural areas. Discusses how healthcare, elder care, and child care predict growth in entrepreneurship. Compares predictive factors for rural areas with urban predictive factors. Makes recommendations for research, policy, and scholarship for rural entrepreneurship.
Author(s): Mark C. Hand, Vivek Shastry, Varun Rai
Citation: PLOS ONE, 18(6), e0287217
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
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Children's Participation in Child Care and Early Education in 2012 and 2019: Counts and Characteristics
A chartbook that provides nationally representative data on participation in child care and early education (CCEE) utilizing the 2012 and 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). Includes rural versus urban data on type of care and number/percentage of children in CCEE for children under 3 and for children aged 3-5.
Author(s): A R Datta, Z Gebhardt, K Piazza, C Zapata-Gietl
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Chartbook: Geographic Distribution of Children and Child Care and Early Education Providers in 2012 and 2019
Examines supply of child care and early education services compared to demand in rural and urban areas. Includes information on children's participation in center-based care and several types of home-based care.
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Family Child Care Networks: Actions Needed to Better Assess Quality Improvement Efforts
Describes characteristics of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)-supported networks, including their funding, service population, and services provided. Presents stakeholder views on whether and how providers benefit from networks and factors providers consider in deciding whether to join a network. Discusses how the Administration for Children and Families' Office of Child Care (OCC) supports and assesses states' efforts to improve the quality of family child care. Includes rural references throughout.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Oregon's Child Care Deserts 2022: Mapping Supply by Age Group and Percentage of Publicly Funded Slots
Report explores child care access in Oregon. Highlights counties classified as "child care deserts" across the state. Details the different availability of child care for different age groups and depicts that data on county-level maps.
Additional links: Infographic
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences
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Elevating Equity in Economic Development: Inclusive Recovery Toolkit and Inclusive Recovery Guide
Presents a framework for communities to elevate equity and inclusivity in economic development and recovery projects. Explores post-COVID-19 economic recovery strategies that support inclusive growth and equitable outcomes. Highlights example projects throughout the country. Features considerations for rural communities, including rural transportation and childcare projects.
Additional links: Interactive Toolkit
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Development Organizations
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NACRHHS Updates: PACE and Childcare Need in Rural Areas
Webinar recording discusses the use of the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and the availability of childcare in rural areas. Features presentations from representatives of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, and the Redlands Christian Migrant Association.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Webinar Slides
Date: 04/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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What's Happening in Greater Minnesota? - Part 2: Child Care Shortages and Solutions
A webinar discussing issues related to child care in rural Minnesota and potential solutions being developed on the local level.
Date: 02/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Health Care's Role in Rural Economic Development: How Work Support Programs Improve Health and Stimulate Rural Economies
Policy brief exploring how work support programs – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, and Child Care and Development Funds (CCDF) – and other state and federal programs can address social determinants of health, improve health, and stimulate economic activity in rural America. Offers policy recommendations to increase access to these programs in rural areas.
Author(s): David Jordan
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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What's Happening in Greater Minnesota? – Part 3: Workforce Shortages
Video that provides an overview of workforce shortages in rural Minnesota. Discusses issues such as childcare needs, COVID-19 pandemic fears, salary and cultural changes, and more. Includes discussion on related workforce data.
Date: 02/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Policy and Development, Sourcewell
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