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.
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.
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.