New research shows that New Jersey’s childcare crisis is real | Opinion

August 23, 2022

Every New Jersey county except two (Cape May and Ocean) ended the third quarter of 2021 with fewer childcare workers than before the pandemic. In addition, more than 1,000 licensed home-based daycare providers in the state have closed between 2019 and 2021. In this opinion piece, Professor Sarah Small, an economist at the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Dr. Elizabeth Cooner, executive director of the New Jersey State Policy Lab address the childcare shortage in New Jersey following the pandemic.

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