July 3, 2021

The Expanded Child Tax Credit Will Help Fix the Broken Child Care System | Opinion [Newsweek]

David Merage writes:

"We were facing a child care crisis in the U.S. before the pandemic. It became more glaring in the past year, when, due to lockdowns and school closures it created a further crippling blow for the economy. Women were forced to leave the workforce in droves. Without action on child care, parents with caregiving responsibilities will be unable to rejoin the workforce and our economic recovery will be stalled.

The Florida Policy Institute found that making child care more accessible and affordable is critical to economic recovery [emphasis added]. This is true across the country. Parents are a large proportion of the workforce. In the context of a global workers shortage, we need to ensure they are able to work and for that, they need affordable child care."


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