Wednesday August 12, 2020

Unaffordable costs responsible for child poverty

The repercussions of unaffordable childcare go far beyond the struggle of one or two parents trying to make ends meet.

12th November, 2005

The repercussions of unaffordable childcare go far beyond the struggle of one or two parents trying to make ends meet.

As well as limiting family size and forcing women to give up work, unaffordable childcare aggravates the problems of inequality in the workplace, as well as poverty for children and single parents.

A report published in September found that single parents are spending up to three quarters of their income on childcare costs.

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