• If the Senate doesn't bail out the childcare industry, economists see women leaving the workforce en masse

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    The House recently passed two bills that would provide a combined $100 billion in direct child care funding over the next 5 years, but it's unclear if either will pass the Republican-led Senate.
    Without a bailout, experts say up to 40% of childcare centers will close for good.
    Couples who can't afford to hire a full-time babysitter will have to answer a difficult question: Who sidelines their career to care for the kids?
    Multiple economists say that in heterosexual couples, it will be women who leave the workforce, for two reasons: They make less money than men on average, and secondly...
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