https://i2.wp.com/genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Childcare-2.jpg?fit=4288%2C2848&ssl=1 2848 4288 Debra Fitzpatrick http://genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/gendereport.png Debra Fitzpatrick2019-05-09 13:38:172019-05-17 13:42:36Childcare and the 99%
Receiving a newborn is a major life event. It involves tough decisions about who will be available to care for the baby, work-shifts after sleepless nights, and unexpected runs to the doctor to tend fevers. While newborns turn parents’ lives upside down with joys and stresses, it is the lack of affordable and universal childcare that transforms these life changes into major increases in inequality. My ongoing research shows that the cost of childcare is an underappreciated mechanism of class inequality, with implications for both gender and racial inequality as well.