Cornell University

Child Care Study

A New York City Council initiative sponsored by
Councilmember Bill de Blasio

The Working Families for a Working New York Initiative study aims measure the impact that providing childcare subsidies to New York City employees has on employees productivity, attendance, turnover rate and morale in the workplace. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to help New York City determine whether providing such subsidies to municipal employees will have long term benefits to the city of New York.

Please view the three Impact documents below:

Supported by the N.Y. Union Childcare Coalition 
A Committee of the New York City Central Labor Council & New York State AFL-CIO, District Council 37, AFSCME; Local 237 Teamsters; Local 1199, SEIU; Transit Workers Union, Local 100; United Federation of Teachers; UNITE/HERE; RWDSU; Local 153 OPEIU;CWA Local 1180, District 1 and Local 1105; District Council 1707, AFSCME; CSEA; NYSNA; CSA; Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1056; AFGE, District 2; Local 32-BJ, SEIU; PEF; UAW Local 259 & 2110; UFCW Local 1500; United Postal Workers; United Store Workers, Local 3

Labor/Managment Partnerships
DC37/NYC HHC
Local 237 IBT/NYPD
1199 SEIU/NYC Homecare Subcontractors

The Working Parents initiative has three main components:

Subsidies and Services

The Consortium for Worker Education will administer child care subsidies to 150 parents and up to 210 children in the experimental group.

Child Care Inc.

The group will hold three parenting support workshops for participants in the experimental group.

The Research Design

Cornell University is administering the Research component which aims to examine the effects that child care subsidies and information have on performance, productivity and absenteeism.