Change Indicator

Children under age 6 with all parents in the labor force in Virginia

  • Detailed
  • Sort / Rank

Why This Indicator Matters

This indicator is a widely accepted proxy variable (substitute) for the demand for childcare. It is assumed that if both parents are in the labor force the child or children would require outsourced care. We know that this is not always true, however, it is a good equivalent because there are perhaps some dual-parent households where only one parent works and yet the child participates in childcare and inversely there are some dually employed households where the child does not participate in childcare. 
show more

Definition and Source



Data Source

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates Table: B23008


Last updated: July 2023

Last Updated

July 2023