The Status of Women in Kansas
Updates the 2016 study The Status of Women in Kansas and the Bi-State Region. Examines socioeconomic status and 2015-19 data from the American Community Survey (ACS). Discusses demographics, employment and earnings, childcare and healthcare, poverty and social insurance, civic engagement, the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 recession on women, and more.
Author(s): Donna K. Ginther, Genna Hurd, Xan Wedel, Thomas Becker, Patricia Oslund Date: 02/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research view details
The Action Report: Kansas Power Up & Go
Explores strategies to retain young people and families in rural Kansas. Discusses issues such as child care, housing, broadband, employment with health insurance packages, career opportunities and economic development, cultural sensitivity, and more.
Date: 08/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Kansas Office Of Rural Prosperity, The Kansas Sampler Foundation view details
Joint Resource Guide to Strengthen and Expand Child Care Facilities in Rural Communities
Offers information on resources and funding opportunities to help address child care needs in rural communities. Outlines how an entity interested in owning or operating a child care facility can access resources from the Administration for Children and Families and the USDA Rural Development to help meet child care needs. Includes key considerations for developing Head Start/Early Head Start programs and child care centers to serve tribal communities.
Date: 08/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Administration for Children and Families, USDA Rural Development view details
Child Care in Rural Minnesota After 2020: A Unique Opportunity
Summarizes changes in child care in Minnesota from
2000-2020. Describes the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on
child care and employment, and features discussion on how a
lack of child care can affect parents' abilities to secure
and maintain jobs. Includes data and statistics on changes
in child care provider licenses and capacity. Offers
recommendations for recovering from the pandemic and
keeping child care intact in rural Minnesota.
Author(s): Marnie Werner Date: 02/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development view details
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation: Taking a Leadership Role and Building Trust
An interview with Kim Barber Tieman, program director for health and human services for the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, sharing how the foundation has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses efforts to help West Virginia organizations navigate and apply for federal funding opportunities, support for mobile COVID testing units to better reach communities of color, support for telehealth infrastructure, and a wide range of other activities to help meet the needs of the vulnerable and disenfranchised.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 01/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Child Care in 25 States: What We Know and Don't Know
Compares the supply and demand for childcare
services in 25 states, and examines potential reasons
behind resulting child care gaps. Features state-by-state
data on child care need, including urban versus rural
comparisons. Discusses challenges with data collection and
offers recommendations for improvement.
Author(s): Linda K. Smith, Anubhav Bagley, Benjamin Wolters Date: 10/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center view details
The Impact of Coronavirus on Households in Rural America
Reports on the experiences of rural households during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses impacts on finances, employment, healthcare, housing, food, and child care. Concerns related to healthcare include access to care during the pandemic, concerns for those with special health issues such as chronic conditions, and use of telehealth.
Date: 10/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, National Public Radio, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation view details
Early Care and Education in Rural Communities
Examines 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education
(NSECE) data to describe and compare early childhood care
and education opportunities in rural, suburban, and urban
areas on four features: need for and use of care;
difficulty finding care; setting characteristics; and
Author(s): Katherine Paschall, Tamara Halle, Kelly Maxwell Date: 07/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families view details