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Janice Reed
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13 days ago
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Which do you prefer, higher pay OR free child care benefits?

" The cost of center-based child care — as opposed to family child care — jumped by 44 percent." - Politico

The high cost of child care and lack of paid leave are serious issues for working parents. How do we encourage employers to offer more child care benefits?

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Jeannie Kelly

Depends on the pay 💰 to offset the cost. The ROI vs the net.

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Rebecca Hartmann

This question is rather loaded...parents will most likely choose free child care, as it is so expensive, but single workers or those without children, will always want higher pay, as they dont feel that their wages should be less to pay for a service they dont use or need. This discussion thread didn't stand a chance to survive long.

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Miranda Duncan

The pay would determine my decision

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James Uttor

yeah that is a good question ,am encouraging parents to avoid marriage many wives so that they may be able to afford their families with the little they have despite of the economic crisis.

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Carlos Holmes

Higher pay

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Catharine Harvey

Where are you located!?

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Ron R

Being equal value, then a higher pay is better, you get the flexibility to spend it and child care problems will go away in time.

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Samantha Sennett

High pay

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Derek Emrie

Higher pay, I have no young children (not everyone "benefits" from the same "benefits").

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Liz Mersman

What if you looked at current childcare costs (they will only go up from here), knowing it could/will be something you use down the road, and weigh the FUTURE benefits it will offer compared to the current increase in pay you will have over the same period of time..... would 2 years, 5 years, 10 years of not being able to take advantage of it (maybe you earn an extra $10k/ year), be worth the 2 years, 5 years, 10 years of having it free (averaging $1200 per month per child that's a gain of $14.4K PER CHILD)?

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