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  • Insights from the Boston Fed on the Essential Economic Role of Child Care

    Insights from the Boston Fed on the Essential Economic Role of Child Care

    Throughout the COVID-19 crisis and as Rhode Island continues to reopen, child care has come to the forefront as a critical element in workforce availability, public health and economic recovery.

    Chamber President Laurie White spoke with Sarah Savage, Senior Policy Analyst & Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, about how child care impacts working parents, their employers and the wider economy.

    They delved into some recent market data and survey results from the Federal Reserve on the child care landscape in New England and related labor force issues. 



    Caitlin Molina, state administrator for child care at the RI Department of Human Services, added some further context on the professional and personal consequences of reopening Rhode Island’s child care industry in her piece in The Providence Journal on Valuing Child Care as a Public Good.

    The Chamber will host a follow-up webinar next week with Caitlin and others on local child care matters. So stay tuned for the invite!

    Missed any of our previous interviews or virtual events? 
    Watch them all here whenever you want.

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