Impact of the Child Care Crisis on Women & Mothers

Many women are forced to reduce their participation in the workforce or leave their jobs altogether due to the lack of affordable and accessible child care options. 

Workforce Participation

The high cost of child care places a considerable financial burden on women and families. 

Economic Strain

Women who take time off work or reduce their hours to care for children may face challenges in advancing their careers and accessing opportunities for promotion and higher-paying positions.

Career Progression

Balancing work and caregiving responsibilities without adequate support can take a toll on women's mental health. 

Mental Health

Limited access to affordable child care can hinder women's ability to pursue higher education or vocational training, further limiting their career prospects and economic mobility.

Access to Education

The challenges of finding reliable child care arrangements can create additional stress and anxiety for mothers, impacting their overall well-being and quality of life.

Parental Stress

The child care crisis exacerbates existing gender inequalities in society by placing a disproportionate burden on women to shoulder caregiving responsibilities.

Gender Equality

The child care crisis has spurred increased advocacy efforts for policy reforms aimed at expanding access to affordable, high-quality child care. 

Policy Advocacy