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Field Reports

The Cost of Child Care

Lauren Forbes, Emerson Fellow
Published 2006

Portland, Oregon

The Cost of Child Care explores family financial stability by focusing on the affordability of child care.  The report uses Oregon Food Bank survey data to correlate families that incur high child care costs with the incidences of food insecurity.  It also includes the voices and perspectives of Oregon families and child care providers.  The Cost of Child Care provides the content for a policy brief on child care that was distributed to policymakers, the media, and the general public.

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Publication tags: Field Reports - Childcare/Childcare Assistance, Income, Expenses, and Hunger - Childcare Providers, Children, Families, Policymakers

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Lauren Forbes

Emerson Fellow,