Study: Indiana third-most expensive state for child care

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): It’s getting more expensive to raise a child in Indiana.

According to a nationwide study by, Indiana is the third most expensive state for child care, coming in at an annual average cost of $14,210.

44% of parents who left the workforce during the pandemic say child care costs are a major financial concern, and two-thirds of Hoosier parents say if child care was more affordable they would have more career options or better prospects.

You can find the full study results here.


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