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Press Release

Cleveland Fed Presents March 22 Webinar on Access to Childcare and Labor Market Participation

Lack of affordable childcare has been an issue for many workers, especially low- and moderate-income workers, for some time. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated the problem, contributing to reduced labor supply and high job vacancy rates.

We gather a panel of researchers and advocates to discuss issues at the intersection of childcare and the labor market.

This event is the latest instalment of FedTalk, the Cleveland Fed’s public speaker series.


  • Jason Faberman, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Katie Kelly, Executive Director, PRE4CLE
  • Laura Justice, CCEC Executive Director, EHE Distinguished Professor, The Ohio State University

Moderated by: Bruce Fallick, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

When: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | Noon to 1:00 pm ET
Watch: The webinar is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Audience Q&A will follow the presentation.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.455.4479

For media inquiries contact: Chelcee Stearns