The Cost of Child Care
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
Lauren graduated from Vassar College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and correlate sequences in Economics and Philosophy. As one of Vassar’s Community Action coordinators, Lauren facilitated student volunteerism in youth and women’s services for two years. She also worked for campaign finance reform with Democracy Matters, and was a member of Hunger Action, an organization that coordinates hunger banquets and student involvement with Poughkeepsie’s soup kitchen. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Lauren studied in London and Washington, D.C., and interned for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and with Co-op America, where she worked on Fair Trade campaigns.
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