The cost of childcare
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|Tue, 08-21-2012 - 4:24pm|
Did anyone see the recent report on how childcare costs can be more expensive than sending them to college?
The expense of child care is inescapable for parents who don't have anywhere else to leave their children while at work. Yet more and more low-income working parents are unable to meet their child care obligations and many quit their jobs or lose them because of unplanned absences, leading to increased dependency on welfare programs, The Huffington Post's Peter Goodman reported in April.
For single parents living in states at the higher end of the cost spectrum, child care is simply unaffordable. The average single mother of an infant in New York, Minnesota and Massachusetts would have to pay more than half of her income for day care at a center, according to the report.
You can read the rest of the article at this link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/20/cost-of-childcare_n_1797776.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl20%7Csec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D195319
What can be done to make childcare more affordable for parents? Should the government step in and put limits in place on how much centers can charge?