Lost Opportunities: The Impact of Inadequate Child Care on Indiana’s Workforce & Economy
In March 2018, the IU Public Policy Institute (PPI) and Early Learning Indiana brought together representatives from across the state to convene the Economic Impact of Early Care and Education Research Project Advisory Board. PPI conducted research to assess economic repercussions on the state and businesses resulting from child care related work disruptions (i.e. absenteeism and employee turnover). Estimates were calculated for the state, three urban counties, and three rural counties. After reviewing the research and possible funding models, the Advisory Board made recommendations for funding voluntary early care and education (ECE) in Indiana.
Source: Indiana University, Public Policy Institute (2018). Lost Opportunities: The Impact of Inadequate Child Care on Indiana’s Workforce & Economy.