The Wall Street Journal reported that the cost of child rearing Americans rapid increase in middle-income families to raise a child to 18 years, an average of about $ 245,000 (about NT $ 8 million yuan), put pressure on the family budget, discontent in daily spread at all levels of life.
USDA data show that, since 2009, expenditure growth Daycare is almost twice the overall price gains.
One of the penalties faced by American families, with the increase of employment opportunities, double-income families Daycare demand also will increase, leading to cost increase, partially offset by income. US government data showed that middle-income families if a child was born in 2013, raising to 18 years the cost of about $ 245,340 (NT $ 7.95 million yuan), is the sum of the median family income of the United States for nearly five years. If you take this child was born in 2003, after adjustment for inflation, raised him to 18 years is about $ 226,108 (NT $ 7.33 million yuan). The increase was mainly due to the cost of care education, improve education and health-care expenses.
According to figures released by the Economic Policy Institute, 41 states in the United States, the one-year-old children fed all day kindergarten class overhead, more than one-tenth of the median family income. In 23 states, all-day kindergarten classes are charged even more than the average public college tuition. In 17 states, the cost of care for a baby more than the average rent.
Because in recent years, lower gasoline prices, the overall inflation fairly mild, but Daycare overhead but increase in 2014 and 2015, and the unemployment rate fell about 5% occur simultaneously.
For many families, the cost increase is a big issue, especially after the adjustment by the inflation factor, income not higher than before the recession. Pew Charitable Trust financial security director Irene. Ke Leier said the tight budget led to these families is difficult to save money, can not create a stable economic base.