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More than 6 in 10 California children under the age of 12 live in families where all parents are working.

In California, two working parents earning low wages would each have to work 147 hours per week to avoid paying more than 7% of their income on the cost of child care for their infant in a licensed center.

Even prior to the pandemic, 60% of Californians lived in a child care desert with limited access to child care providers.

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Erik Saucedo
Senior Policy Analyst
Laura Pryor
Research Director

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