Compared to a generation ago, starting a family today is much more difficult.
Many parents are unable to spend even 12 months at home with a newborn, whereas a generation ago it was common for a parent to stay home several years. The cost of child care today is often around $40/day, whereas the majority of families didn’t incur these costs a generation ago when it was more affordable for a parent to stay home until kids started school, and there was less concern about gender inequality.
Our flagship family policy proposal, the New Deal for Families, pinpoints three policies to reduce the time, income, and service squeeze for those who want or have young kids.
For more details, check out this oldie-but-goodie fact sheet.