Working families in the United States are feeling increasingly squeezed by rising costs and stagnating wages. From 2000 to 2012, the main costs associated with supporting a family — health care, child care, college tuition, housing, and retirement costs— have increased $10,600, on average. And quality child care now costs more than the median rent in every state.
Families need policies like guaranteed paid sick days, guaranteed paid leave, equal pay, and improved access to quality, affordable childcare to thrive. But the GOP presidential candidates have failed to address the drivers of family economic insecurity.
- The National Partnership for Women & Families gave Nevada a “F” for policies that help parents with newborn children. TWEET
- The average cost of child care for an Nevada family with one infant and one 4-year-old is $17,970. TWEET
- Nevada ranks 50th in the country for preschool enrollment among 3 and 4 year olds. TWEET
- 67 percent of Nevada children younger than age 6 have all available parents in the workforce. TWEET
- Nevada has the worst high school graduation rate in the country at 60%. The national average is 82%. TWEET