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U. S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau National Database of Childcare Prices: Final report


Lack of local level price data has limited researchers’ ability to study childcare price effects on employment. Existing research relies primarily on state-level price data which underestimates prices in urban areas, masks significant county-to-county differences and variations in prices between age groups and care settings. To better understand how childcare prices affect women’s labor supply, the Women’s Bureau contracted ICF to compile a database of county-level childcare prices (referred to throughout this document as childcare prices). The data were collected, as described further below, from state studies of childcare prices conducted between 2008 and 2018. (author abstract)

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