“Because the government has failed to provide and subsidize quality childcare, families, including many in the middle class (68 percent of respondents to a 2010 national survey of in-home childcare providers were employed by two working parents) struggle to find the money for in-home care. And that results in inadequate pay and benefits for caregivers. ‘The problem we have in the US is that we don’t have a system of supporting working parents and their childcare needs,’ says Dr. Robert Drago, research director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. ‘So parents often end up spending a quarter of their income on childcare, and many parents worry about the quality of the childcare they’re getting.’”