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Here’s What it Costs to Raise a Child in the U.S. Today

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By Brian O’Connell Add inflation to the mix, and raising a child just got much more expensive Ask any parent about raising a child, and that parent will likely say the gig isn’t easy. It’s also expensive and those costs start early. While costs accumulate for child care for multiple reasons, child care is one of the largest costs, for economic demand issues. “Child care is the number one reason it’s so expensive to raise a child in the US. This comes down to simple supply and demand, where the demand for daycare, camps, and other child care far outpaces the availability of programs,” Sabatier …

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