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 3 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.