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Childcare costs have significantly increased
- In 2021, average annual childcare costs in Lancaster County ranged from $6,901 to $12,389 depending on the age of the child and whether care was provided in a Center or Family Child Care Home.
- The overall average annual cost of childcare in 2019 was $7,519 compared to $9,127 in 2021. This is a 21% increase in childcare costs over two years.
3. Taryn W. Morrissey (2017). Child care and parent labor force participation: a review of the research literature, Review of Economics of the Household, 15(1), 1-24. https://ideas.repec.org/a/kap/reveho/v15y2017i1d10.1007_s11150-016-9331-3.html
4. U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021, May). Occupational employment and wage statistics query system (Lincoln, NE; SOC: 299011). [Data set]. https://data.bls.gov/oes/#/geoOcc/Multiple%20occupations%20for%20one%20geographical%20area
(Childcare Costs’ graph and key findings updated February 2023)