Over the past few decades, many of the costs associated with raising a family have risen far faster than the wages of the average American. Real wages, meaning those adjusted for inflation, have remained virtually stagnant for the U.S. worker, despite the steady increase in the overall cost of living. Home prices have soared, along with the cost of health care. Staggering increases in higher education costs strain family budgets even further.
The cost of child care is fast becoming as burdensome as that of higher education. More so in many states, according to a recent Wall Street Journal . . .
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