The US Child Care Industry

Jody Knauss. The US Child Care Industry. COWS, 2015.

The purpose of this report is to provide an accessible overview of child care with a special focus on the child care workforce in the United States in 2014. The broad questions that guide this document are:

  • What does the industry “look like”? What does this mean for workers in child care?
  • How has it changed and not changed over recent decades? And how have the skills and pay of workers changed, or not?
  • What are the strongest ways to enhance workers’ skills and wages building around an agenda of quality care and quality jobs for the future in child care?