May 11 2018

The devastating math of the child care cliff effect

2018-05-11T10:30:21+00:00 Blog Posts, Economic Security and Prosperity Blog, Education and Early Learning/Care Blog|

Imagine having to turn down a raise in pay because it will actually make you less financially secure. Sounds crazy, but that's what many working parents have to do--and just when they're making headway in the quest to provide their family with economic stability. It's all due to the "cliff effect" and, in New Mexico, the cliff effect for child care assistance can throw families who get even a small raise right back into poverty.