In the current era when our economy is producing many low-wage jobs with few, if any, benefits and inequality is growing between top and bottom earners, requiring employers to provide more job security and help with family care costs, even if done in partnership with government, improve workers' lives enormously. Child care costs have also increased dramatically in the United States. These costs are a particular burden for single mothers, who have two-fifths of all babies who are born today; almost a quarter of all children five and under live with single mothers. For these mothers, high-quality center-based care is unaffordable and they often rely on friends and family in order to take paid jobs.


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