Childcare options leave families struggling

November 02, 20161 minute read

According to an article in the October 13 issue of Time magazine, “nearly two-thirds of mothers with children under age 6 work, and families with a working mother spend nearly twice as much on child care as they did 30 years ago, according to the U.S. Census.”

The article by Elisabeth Dias, cites other statistics, including the fact that “in 33 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more to put an infant in day care than it does to pay in-state college tuition and fees at a four-year public school.”

In AWESOME Symposium discussions about factors that may be leading to women leaving the workplace as they advance up the leadership ladder – in supply chain as well as other fields – the difficulties of successfully integrating work and family are often mentioned.

The article, titled “The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Child-Care Problem” mentions some of the childcare and family leave policies being proposed during the Presidential race.