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CHART: Children receiving subsidized child care in Missouri

December 10, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST
The number of children receiving state assistance mostly matches trends for unemployment and other subsidy programs, said MU economics professor Peter Mueser. Parents can get the state subsidy for child care if they are working, attending school or in job training programs. The number of children receiving the subsidy dropped from more than 51,000 in June 2011 to about 38,500 in September of 2013.

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