University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Reassessing the Evidence on the Rising Costs of Child Care

In this podcast, Chris Herbst of Arizona State University discusses his research on changes in the cost of child care in the United States in recent decades. Despite reports of skyrocketing child care costs, Herbst finds that child care costs have been essentially flat since around 2000 and that there has been a noticeable divergence in the quality of child care that low- and high-income parents purchase for their children.


Child Development & Well-Being, Children, Early Childhood Care & Education, Education & Training, Inequality & Mobility