The Economic Impact of Licensed Child Care in Southeast Missouri
The child care industry has taken on increased importance as the labor force participation rate of women has continued to increase. This study measures the economic impact of the industry on southeast Missouri. Using a survey-based approach and IMPLAN, we find that the industry in southeast Missouri is responsible for almost 3,900 jobs, output of close to $117,500,000 and personal income that exceeds $51,500,000.
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