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Day care vs. college: Child care costs more than tuition, research finds

Published: Thursday, April 10 2014 2:05 p.m. MDT

Research from Child Care Aware America found the annual cost of day care could cost more than college tuition.

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A blog post published April 9 by The Washington Post analyzed what the rising cost of day care means for Americans.

The post, titled "Start saving now: Day care costs more than college in 31 states," shared research from Child Care Aware America that found just that: Child care exceeds the average cost of in-state tuition and fees at public colleges in more than half the country.

The blog post questioned how families can possibly save and pay for such expenses, referencing a recent Pew Research Center report.

"A report out Tuesday by the Pew Research Center finds that an increasing number of parents are simply avoiding child care costs by staying at home," the article reads. "Nearly 30 percent of moms stay at home now, up from only 23 percent in 1999."

Read the full article at the The Washington Post.

Alison Moore is a writer for the Faith and Family sections at DeseretNews.com. She is studying journalism and editing at Brigham Young University.

Email: amoore@deseretdigital.com Twitter: @alison_kathleen

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