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Estimating Changes in the Supply of and Demand for Child Care in Philadelphia

In 2014, Reinvestment Fund conducted an initial analysis of the supply of and demand for child care in Philadelphia to identify areas of the city where targeted investments could help address shortages of high-quality child care. Now in its third year, Reinvestment Fund’s 2016 childcare analysis provides updated estimates to track the change over time in the supply of, demand for, and shortages in child care. Reinvestment Fund’s Childcare Map is an interactive online tool, www.childcaremap.org, that makes the results of this work accessible to the public at no cost. The tool identifies neighborhoods where high-quality child care is scarce in absolute and relative terms, while also providing actionable information for funders, practitioners, and childcare advocates.


Published: March 2017
Authors: 
Bill Schrecker, Michael H. Norton, Ira Goldstein
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