CED Paid Child Care Dashboard

The Economic Role of Paid Child Care in the U.S.

An Interactive Gallery Dashboard

Each dashboard is based on data contained in the Committee for Economic Development (CED) report, The Economic Role of Paid Child Care in the U.S. and is designed to be interactive. Depending upon the individual dashboard, the data can be sorted by year, state (or U.S. average), age of children (e.g., age 14 and younger or under age 5), use of paid care, labor force participation of mothers, share of family income spent on child care, and household income of families using paid care compared to families with children of the same age not using paid care.

Use of Paid Child Care Trends (2000 - 2020)

COVID-19 Impact: Use of Paid Child Care

Share of Income Families Spend on Child Care Trends (2009 - 2020)

COVID-19 Impact: Share of Income Spent on Child Care

Household Income of Families Using Paid Care Compared to Families Not Using Paid Care (2009 - 2020)

Labor Force Participation of Mothers Trends (1977 - 2021)

COVID-19 Impact: Labor Force Participation of Mothers

Background Resources

Source: IPUMS USA - University of Minnesota, U.S. Census Bureau, and RegionTrack calculations

A Report Series, Part 1 Released 2/15/22. 

Average Annual Child Care Expenses Reported by Parents Over Time (2009 - 2020)

Download infographics: Overview and/or Trends

The Economic Role of Paid Child Care in the U.S. (Infographics)

The Economic Role of Paid Child Care in the U.S., Part 2: Labor Force Participation (April 2022)

U.S. Labor Force Attachment (Labor Force Participation Rate, Employment Population Ratio) of Males and Females, 1948-2021

U.S. Labor Force Participation by Race and Ethnicity

U.S. Labor Force Participation by Family Income Bracket

U.S. Labor Force Participation and Education Level of Working Mothers with Children Age 0-14

Female and Maternal Labor Force Participation Rates, 1977-2021

Female Labor Force Participation and Marital Status, 1977-2021

Female Labor Force Participation by Women with and without Children, 1977-2021

Female Population and Female Labor Force Participation: Composition within Each Universe