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The economics of child care in the United States


This is an outline of problems and description of fundamental economic principles faced by the child care sector in the United States. It is part of the discussion surrounding President Biden's Build Back Better Agenda proposals. Included in the discussion are parent and provider liquidity issues, parent workforce participation, provider subsidies, and the benefits of high-quality programs.

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