Next100's Levi Bohanan and GenForward's Cathy Cohen co-author Fortune piece on young adults wanting childcare expansion – Next100
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Next100’s Levi Bohanan and GenForward’s Cathy Cohen co-author Fortune piece on young adults wanting childcare expansion

Next100 policy entrepreneur Levi Bohanan and GenForward's executive director Cathy Cohen write in Fortune that millennials and Gen Z are on the front lines of the struggle to balance work and family.

Next100 policy entrepreneur Levi Bohanan and GenForward’s executive director Dr. Cathy Cohen write in Fortune that policymakers should listen to young adults who deem access to affordable, high-quality childcare an important issue.

Bohanan and Cohen write:

“It turns out that millennials and Gen Zers care about childcare—a lot. Three in four millennial and Gen Z individuals who identify as women say that the lack of access to affordable childcare is a barrier to their professional success. The pandemic has proved them correct, and resoundingly so: Just last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data finding that lack of childcare has driven one in three millennial women out of the workforce.”

Read the full piece here.

About the Author

Levi Bohanan Education & Early Years

Levi is an advocate for progressive child care policy and high-quality early education. Levi previously served in the Obama administration at the U.S. Department of Education, and has worked in the U.S. House of Representatives and with education nonprofits. At Next100, Levi’s work focuses on expanding access to high-quality child care and early childhood development opportunities.

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