The National Child Care Policy and Its Effects on the State of Texas Page: 5
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In addition, the number of working mothers with
children under six years of age has risen from
thirty-one percent in 197 6 to forty-eight and one
tenths percent currently (Children's Defense Fund
[CDF], 1990, p.35).
Another trend affecting this increase in need is
the great number of children born to single mothers by
choice or circumstance. In 1988, three hundred
thirty-five out of every one thousand single women had
a child, an increase from two hundred fifty-one out of
one thousand only eight years earlier (U.S. Census
Bureau, 1990, p.68). Fifteen thousand seven hundred
and thirty-nine single women gave birth in 1988 (U.S.
Census Bureau, 1990, p.68) accounting for twenty-two
and one tenths percent of children with working
mothers, and these women are the primary wage earners.
The most distressing fact in this phenonemon is that
thirty-three and six tenths percent of these families
live below the poverty line, and forty-one and four
tenths of those in poverty are one hundred twenty-five
percent below the line (U.S. Census Bureau, 1990,
p.459) . This shows a growing, intense need not only for
adequate care but for affordable care. In 1988 there
were only fourteen thousand nine hundred Title XX
funded childcare slots to fill this tremendous need
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Caird, Jennifer Lynn. The National Child Care Policy and Its Effects on the State of Texas, thesis or dissertation, Spring 1993; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc146425/m1/7/: accessed March 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.