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Dr. Taryn Morrissey: Childcare costs

Taryn Morrissey, from American University, will be available for interviews on Monday, March 25, from 1-3 p.m. ET.

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Interview opportunity available:

Monday, March 25, from 1-3 p.m. ET

Childcare costs have been rising for years, and recent data show that families are spending 30% more on it than in 2019—outpacing inflation over that period.

Available expert:

Dr. Taryn Morrissey is a professor of public administration and policy at AmericanUniversity. She can discuss topics including:

  • How expensive childcare has become in the United States—and why researchers think that is;
  • How childcare costs and supply may be affected by last fall’s expiration of the federal subsidy program that kept many childcare centers afloat during the pandemic;
  • How high childcare costs affect parents’ participation in the workforce; and
  • What research shows about how to make childcare more affordable for families.

Declared interests:

Dr. Morrissey previously served as a health policy advisor on staff in the U.S. Senate and Department of Health and Human Services. She’s currently a senior advisor with the Office of Head Start at HHS. 

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