New Mexico Population - Young Children With Parents in the Workforce
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Why Is This Important?
Parents and families are characteristically the earliest educators of young children, and the level of parental interaction during formative years is linked to a variety of academic outcomes. However, the degree of parental involvement may be influenced by the labor-force participation of the parents, particularly in single-parent households. An increased need for quality child care is found in family settings where all parents are employed full-time.
The percentage of children under age 6 for whom the only parent or both parents are in the labor force.
New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program.