Maternal and Infant Health

Data-for-Equity Research Brief

Child Care Affordability for Working Parents

Child care offers a safe space for children to grow and learn while their families are at work, making it a critical resource to support healthy development. However, child care is unaffordable for the majority of working parents, especially for low-income and black and Hispanic working parents. This research brief provides insight and analysis about the challenges families face in affording childcare, which can underpin inequities in early childhood health and development.

Publish Date: 2018

Source: This brief was developed by:
The Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy

Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University 

NICHQ board member Dolores Acevedo-Garcia is one of the authors of the brief.