Oregon child care costs lead the nation

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Monday, November 04, 2013

Oregon is the least affordable state for average child care costs, with care for an infant representing more than 18% of the median income for a married couple.

Child care costs grew by as much as eight times the rate of family incomes last year, the report said. And they continue to take a major chunk out of family budgets, often representing a household's largest monthly expense.

Center-based infant care for one child was greater than median rent payments in nearly half of the states, while fees for two children (an infant and a four-year-old) exceeded rent in all 50 states. And in nearly two-thirds of the country, average child care costs were greater than yearly tuition and fees at a four-year public college.

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