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The Economic Effect of Child Care in North Dakota. Data and analysis prepared by North Dakota KIDS COUNT, 2004. Outline of presentation. Who needs child care? What kinds of care do parents use? Affordability of child care Employment & income of child care workers

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the economic effect of child care in north dakota

The Economic Effect of Child Care in North Dakota

Data and analysis prepared by North Dakota KIDS COUNT, 2004

outline of presentation
Outline of presentation
  • Who needs child care?
  • What kinds of care do parents use?
  • Affordability of child care
  • Employment & income of child care workers
  • Overall contributions of child care to economy
  • Policy recommendations
slide4
Of children under 6:
    • In two parent homes - 71% had two employed parents
    • In single parent homes - 78% had an employed parent
  • Parental employment rates are higher in N.D. than in the U.S.
costs
Costs
  • Infant care
    • $88-100 per week per infant
    • 10-12% of income for family with median income
employment
Employment
  • Child care worker is the 10th largest occupation in North Dakota
  • Over 6,000 persons are child care workers
income
Income
  • Child care workers earn 63% of ND median hourly wage
  • ND child care workers are well educated
    • 90% ND teacher assistants have high school degree
    • 78% child care workers in U.S. have high school degree
job turnover
Job Turnover
  • Nationally
    • about 1/3 of child care workers leave their position each year
  • North Dakota
    • 60% of child care teacher assistants have less than one year at current job
relative contribution of child care to nd
Relative contribution of child care to ND
  • Child care revenues are comparable to gross state product of numerous industries
slide24

Current Economic Contributions

of North Dakota

Child Care

$123 million in revenue

6,020 jobs

slide25

Ripple Effects of Child Care Spending

Direct Effects

Child-care centers take in revenue.

Total Contribution to State Economy

Indirect Effects

Centers make purchases.

Induced EffectsCenters pay workers who purchase goods and services.

slide26

Economic Contributions

Of Child Care in North Dakota

  • Every additional $1.00 spent on child care creates a total of $1.53 in economic activity

Every 100 new child care jobs create an additional 31 jobs in other industries

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Potential Economic Contributions

(given a 1% increase in child care expenditures)

$1,230,000 in additional child care revenue

$651,900 in additional revenue for other industries

$405,900 in additional revenue from worker wage spending

Total: an additional

$2,287,800

two priorities
Two priorities
  • Enhancing the quality of child care
  • Increase access to affordable child care
north dakota kids count
North Dakota Kids Count
  • Dr. Richard Rathge, Executive Director
    • North Dakota Kids Count, Fargo, ND NDSU, IACC 424, Fargo, ND 58105
    • Richard.Rathge@ndsu.edu
    • Phone: (701) 231-8621
    • Fax: (701) 231-9730
    • URL: www.ndkidscount.org