Working families with young children face substantial barriers in accessing and affording quality child care. Figure 1 shows that among working families with a child under age 3, those who do not pay for child care are more likely to live in poor or low-income families than those who do pay for child care (61 percent versus 45 percent).
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Mattingly, Beth; Hartley, Robert Paul; and Wimer, Christopher, "Data Snapshot: Working Families With Young Children Are Unlikely to Afford Child Care" (2017). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 329.
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