The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) has released a new study that analyzes data from 34 states and Washington, DC to quantify state-by-state and national economic impacts of missing child care supply. Researchers estimate that gaps in child care supply cause cumulative national economic losses ranging from $142-217 billion annually. With the study, BPC also released an interactive map presenting data on gaps and economic impacts by state, congressional district, and county.
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Authors include: Ben Wolters, Staff for Bipartisan Policy Center’s Early Childhood Initiative
Anubhav Bagley, Arth Analytics
Dr. Daniel Jerrett Ph.D., Arth Analytics
Linda Smith, Director, Bipartisan Policy Center’s Early Childhood Initiative
About the org: The Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC-based think tank that actively fosters bipartisanship by combining the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC believes that everyone – from parents and providers to business and faith leaders – has a role in creating an early childhood system that works for all children and families.