Lowest Income Families Paying More for Child Care

CLASP recently provided an analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Who’s Minding the Kids? Child Care ArrangementsSpring 2010. One highlight of the analysis includes:

  • Working poor mothers with children under age 15 pay about 40 percent of their monthly income on child care expenses, a dramatic increase from the 25.7 percent they paid for child care in 2002. Families earning more than 200 percent of poverty paid just under 7 percent of their monthly income toward child care expenses in 2010, compared to 6.5 percent in 2002.

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