Families are paying an average of 30% more for child care than they did in 2019

Oct 31, 2023
Costs have reached new heights just as federal subsidies that helped providers cover staffing and other expenses come to an end.
While increased child care costs would normally result in more women leaving the workforce to take care of kids, remote work opportunities may change the equation.
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Women's return to work a stop-and-start struggle

Oct 6, 2022
The availability of affordable child care is limiting mothers' options for returning to full-time work after the pandemic.
Stable, affordable child care remains a persistent barrier to women reentering the workforce.
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A year into COVID, child care issues still affect mothers' employment

Apr 2, 2021
The Brookings Institution says those mothers, especially Black and Latinx women, are still struggling to regain jobs.
Women's participation in the workforce is at a record low. Unaffordable child care and pay inequity are some of the reasons why.
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"And then it occurred to me that I could just make the box of supplies myself"

Nov 17, 2020
Teacher Nia Grigsby started The School Box Toolbox when her own daughters were running low on supplies early in the pandemic.
School Box Toolbox supplies for first and second grade students.
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1 in 5 parents quit job or took leave to deal with remote school

Oct 23, 2020
Pulling back from work can put parents behind indefinitely on their career tracks.
The need to supervise kids at home has led to some parents dropping out of the work force.
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The cost of being a working mother? $18,000 a year, study says

May 10, 2019
The pay gap is even greater for women of color.
Four times more women than men dropped out of the job market in September.
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