Child Care is Holding Back the Economic Recovery: Chartbook
As the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues through the summer, it is more important than ever that policymakers prioritize an equitable recovery for all families. We know the pandemic decimated the child care industry, and now it’s holding back the economic recovery.
But there are bold solutions to solve these challenges. President Biden’s American Families Plan and Senator Patty Murray and Representative Bobby Scott’s Child Care for Working Families Act both prioritize affordable, quality care while cutting costs to families and supporting workers.
Update: This chartbook has been updated on 7/7/2021 to clarify which adults left, lost, or didn’t look for work in the last four weeks.