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Why Americans Spend So Much On Child Care05:41


American parents spend an average of $16,000 on child care annually, according to research from the Brookings Institution in 2017. That number represents a huge increase since the 1970s.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Derek Thompson (@DKThomp), senior editor at the Atlantic, about why child care costs have increased.

This segment aired on December 2, 2019.

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