University of Wisconsin–Madison

$122 Billion: The Growing, Annual Cost of Infant-Toddler Child Care

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This report uses various statistics and graphics to explain the economic impacts of insufficient child care resources on parents, employers, and taxpayers. It also notes that these negative impacts have worsened over time, and were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. It concludes by identifying ways state policymakers can support families in need of child care services, such as providing subsidies for child care programs and quality rating systems.

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