In many developed countries, childcare costs are heavily rebated.
In this country, you're on your own. Childcare costs more than parent's hourly wage, why work.
Not quite true. Child care costs are quite reasonable once the child turns three as the government subsidy kicks in. Saying that about 45% of my wife's income goes to pay for childcare for our 4 year and 1 year old girls.
Minimum wage job is it ?
But lets look at that.
At say 20 hours @$15 = $300, from this you get taxed @say 10% takes you down to $270 in hand
Now you loose $200 from your benefit because you can only earn $100 before they take dollar for dollar
That means you are effectively $70 up
Child care costs you $30 a day, you do 4 days so that puts you $50 into the red.
only way to works is if you do 2 days @ 10 hours a day and you are then $10 up.
doing 40 hours is no real improvement.
Either the minimum wage has to go up or the cost of childcare needs to come down.