Child Care Expansion Takes a Toll on Poorly Paid Workers

While the scramble to find affordable child care has drawn a lot of attention, prompting President Obama to label it “a must ­have” economic priority, the struggles of the workers — mostly women — who provide that care have not.

Yet the fortunes of both are inextricably intertwined. “You can’t separate the quality of children’s experiences from the knowledge, skills and well­-being of early educators,” said Marcy Whitebook, director of the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at the University of California, Berkeley.

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