grandparents providing childcare

Should Grandparents Be Paid For Providing Childcare

It’s not uncommon for grandparents to assist with child-raising. In fact, it’s far more common than you might think: statistics show that 937,000 children are receiving care from grandparents, and on average grandparents provide 16 hours of care per child per week. America is one of the most expensive countries in the world for child care. The reasons behind this are many, but one of the key metrics is the number of children being enrolled in daycare. It has increased fivefold from the early 1990s, as more and more families need to become dual-income households to meet the escalating costs of living.