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The child care paradox: How child care providers balance paid and un-paid caregiving


Starting in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, and continuing through the pandemic into early 2022, CSSP conducted interviews with Black, Latinx, and immigrant women working in child care to understand how they balanced their work as paid child care professionals with their work as unpaid caregivers. Our goal was to learn from the child care providers whose work is most undervalued about the structural problems in child care, and how the sector should change in order to accord caregiving its true value. This brief reports the findings from our interviews and the recommendations from providers. (author abstract)

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Reports & Papers
United States

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