RELEASE: Families of Color Are Far More Likely To Suffer Child Care-Related Job Disruptions

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new column that analyzes nationally representative data to measure racial disparities in child care-related job disruptions for the 21.5 million workers with children under the age of 6.

The analysis reveals that Black and multiracial families are far more likely to experience these disruptions—the former at nearly twice the rate as white families. Previous CAP research has revealed that a majority of Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) families live in child care deserts and that the price of child care consumes more than half the income of the typical Black family.

The analysis comes as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, which risks permanently eliminating half of the nation’s licensed child care slots and poses a unique threat to workers of color, who are more likely to work in jobs that do not provide teleworking privileges.

Please click here to read “How Child Care Disruptions Hurt Parents of Color Most” by Cristina Novoa.

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