Solving the US Childcare Crisis once and for all?

  • The pandemic has amplified our country’s already-existing childcare crisis.
  • With parents making up 41% of the workforce, a lack of childcare is affecting the labor market and decreasing economic output.
  • Public companies and policymakers must come together to build a universal, well-oiled plan that includes public-private cost-sharing, compensation for unpaid caregiving labor, and higher pay for qualified care providers.
  • Kasey Edwards is founder and CEO of back-up childcare platform Helpr.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author…

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