Harkins discusses effects of childcare costs on workforce with News Center

Jason Harkins, executive dean of the Maine Business School, spoke with News Center Maine about how the costs of childcare are prompting many people to leave the workforce “It just makes that choice a very difficult choice for the family,” Harkins said. “Do we continue to advance our careers and hope that we can make enough additional income to make this economically viable, or does one partner or the other step away from the workforce for a number of years to be able to take care of one or certainly more than one child at a time?”