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Introducing a Federal Reserve Series on Early Care and Education: Cost, Affordability, and Racial Equity
The pandemic highlighted the important role early care and education (ECE) plays in the economy. To dig deeper into some of the key issues in this sector, the Federal Reserve is releasing a series of articles that discuss the cost, affordability, and racial equity issues related to high-quality ECE.
Community Development Research Briefs
The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the growing need for home care workers, who support their elderly and disabled clients in their homes with activities of daily living, and on the challenges of recruiting and retaining workers in the industry. This brief describes the state of the home care sector and its connection to the economy.
These snapshots provide data profiles for the home care sector in each of the nine states that comprise the 12th Federal Reserve District.
Access to affordable child care is crucial to parents’ ability to participate in the workforce. However, in many places—especially lower-income communities and communities of color—affordable child care isn’t available to meet this need.
Did You Know?
We listen to our communities to better understand on-the-ground economic conditions throughout the Twelfth Federal Reserve District.
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"Donut kids" is a term coined by the children of Cambodian-American donut shop owners to acknowledge their shared identities growing up in and around donut shops. This photo series highlights their voices and experiences.