Groundwork: Child Care Provisions in Build Back Better Would Be “Win-Win” for Families, Economy

October 22, 2021

Rakeen Mabud: “…what’s clear is that all eligible families would be guaranteed assistance…[would] benefit the *overwhelming majority* of US families”

As rumors swirl over cuts to the reconciliation bill, it’s important to set the record straight on a key piece of the Build Back Better plan: child care. The United States is woefully behind on child care along two dimensions: high costs for families and low wages for care providers, both of which would be addressed in the child care investments under consideration. As Groundwork’s Chief Economist Rakeen Mabud explained: 

“Caregiving is the too often invisible scaffolding that makes our economy run. We’ve ignored it for way too long, to all of our detriment. We have a shot to actually address this longstanding care crisis head on, so let’s not waste it.”

Read her full Twitter thread explainer here and email to learn more about the proposed child care policies in the Build Back Better agenda. 




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