New study highlights skyrocketing cost of child care

A new report shines a light on the skyrocketing price of child care here in California and around the country.

Since the start of the pandemic, the average annual cost has increased 41 percent, forcing many parents – disproportionately mothers – to leave the labor force.

This eye-opening study by the Economic Policy Institute finds that the average family in California would have to spend over 40% of their income to pay for child care for two children.

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