How Much Does Child Care Cost In Massachusetts, Compared To The Rest Of The U.S.?

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The average cost of child care in Massachusetts is $21,095. (Unsplash)
The average cost of child care in Massachusetts is $21,095. (Unsplash)

Many families are feeling the pressure of the rising cost of child care in the U.S., and a new report from New America,, measures U.S. child care in each of the 50 states by cost, quality and availability.

Massachusetts scores high on quality and availability, but it gets low marks on affordability. According to the report, the average cost of childcare in Massachusetts is $21,095 per year. That's 33 percent of median household incomes and 113 percent of the minimum wage here.


Nan Mooney, author of the case study on child care costs in Massachusetts, published by New America as part of their care report.

Joanne Roberts, senior research scientist at Wellesley College.

This segment aired on September 28, 2016.



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