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Hefty child care costs present catch-22 for working parents

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In most of the country, child care is the most expensive part of the family budget. Infant care now costs more than state college tuition in many places. But while it might demand a luxury price, offering important advantages to kids, it’s an imperative for working parents. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how the strain of paying for care cuts across class and income lines.

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State of the Union 2016

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PBS NewsHour Weekend

Premieres Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 6 p.m. ET.

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