The cost of child care varies widely from state to state, but the cost of child care for millennials is unaffordable nationwide. Explore the story map below to learn more about the issues facing millennial parents, as well as a look at the affordability of full-time center-based care for an infant and of full-time center-based care for two children.

For more information about millennials and child care, and for affordability statistics on family child care, see our Millennials and the High Cost of Child Care research brief below the map. Also see our 2019 US and the High Price of Child Care report.

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"Millenial Generation" report: How the Changing Economic Environment Impacts the Newest Parents

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Social Media Sharekit: In 48 States plus DC, Millenials spend more than half their income for 2 childre in center-baed child care.

Also see last year’s map and report.

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