Childcare Workers Exit Industry Searching for Livable Wages and Benefits
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1724 , Segment 3
Episode: Climate Change and National Security, Choose to Change, Childcare Gap
- Nov 4, 2021 8:00 pm
- 13:55 mins
The pandemic has thrown the whole childcare industry into crisis—along with working parents that rely on it. More than 10,000 workers have left childcare jobs just since June. That’s a huge exodus. Marcy Whitebook, the emerita director of the Center for the Study of Childcare Employment at the University of California-Berkeley, talks about the mass departure of childcare workers and what it means for families.