Family Economic Security

Child care and early education are part of the country’s infrastructure and an economic investment. When Congress neglects to robustly fund child care and early education, it negatively affects parents’ workforce participation, families’ economic security, and U.S. economic prosperity. The Early Childhood Policy team believes in policymakers’ responsibility to establish comprehensive solutions that invest in all families.

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The Economics of Caregiving for Working Mothers Report
A single mother picks up her children from day care in Maryland on December 20, 2016. (Mother picks up children from day care)

The Economics of Caregiving for Working Mothers

Working mothers are important drivers of three essential industries—elementary and secondary education, hospitals, and food services—yet cannot afford child care for their own children.

Sarah Jane Glynn, Katie Hamm

The Child Care Crisis Is Keeping Women Out of the Workforce Report
A mother plays with her 1-year-old son at a day care center in Lynn, Massachusetts, March 2015.

The Child Care Crisis Is Keeping Women Out of the Workforce

More mothers would increase their earnings and seek new job opportunities if they had greater access to reliable and affordable child care.

Leila Schochet