‘These are systemic problems’: Working moms barely survived the past year. Here’s why – and how things could get better in the year ahead.

By Colleen Curran


The plan will earmark $39 billion to stabilize the child care sector. This investment will help “keep child care providers afloat, support the child care workforce — [which is comprised] disproportionately of women of color — and allow child care to reopen safely,” according to a report from the Center for Law and Social Policy.

“Child care is crucial infrastructure for the economy, and its restoration is critical for women’s return to the labor market,” CLASP said in a news release on the plan. “The legislation supports parents and children by including funds to make quality child care more affordable for people with low incomes as they return to work.”


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