Low Income Families Pay More for Child Care

Posted by on March 29, 2010

Poor families pay more for childcare: study

A new study released by the Carsey Institute of the University of New Hampshire has found that working families with young children living in poverty pay 32 percent of their monthly family income on child care, nearly five times more than families at 200 percent of poverty or higher.

The study also found that low-income families with an employed mother pay 18 percent of their family income on child care.  It also found that among low-income families, those that received child care subsidies spent a lower proportion of their family income on child care.

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