Childcare Expenses Increase

Average monthly childcare expenditures increased by 26 percent from 2005 to 2011 among families with employed mothers and whose children are under age 6, according to the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.  Poor employed mothers with children under age 6 spent one-third of their monthly income on childcare in both 2005 and 2011, sparking CLASP to underline the critical role of childcare subsidies for low-income families. 07/15/2013