In this data snapshot, author Jess Carson reports that data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau between January and May 2023 show that 70 percent of New England households with a child under five use child care, and more than one-third of those rely on multiple arrangements. Findings suggest that even having access to a formal slot in center- or home-based care may not be sufficient for meeting families’ needs. Finding the right type and mix of care is complex and underscores the need for flexible and diverse child care options for New England families.
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Carson, Jessica A., "New England Households Rely on a Mix of Child Care Arrangements" (2023). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 470.
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