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Table 1 Percentage of healthcare worker households with children requiring alternative child care at the national level, across different model assumptions

From: Projected geographic disparities in healthcare worker absenteeism from COVID-19 school closures and the economic feasibility of child care subsidies: a simulation study

Household status of HCW All (%) NE (%) GP (%) OC (%) OA (%) Total number
Married/cohabitant mother (all) 57.54 59.88 59.72 78.69 59.06 2,264,875
Single mother (all) 59.34 63.72 62.14 89.16 63.25 680,969
Married/cohabitant father (all) 42.44 44.05 44.35 57.58 43.64 630,269
Single father (all) 63.41 68.20 65.26 84.86 70.79 33,898
Married/cohabitant mother (practitioner) 61.56 63.85 63.66 82.42 62.86 1,596,606
Single mother (practitioner) 59.52 64.15 62.51 89.10 63.49 304,105
Married/cohabitant father (practitioner) 43.03 44.55 44.87 57.73 44.06 540,319
Single father (practitioner) 64.44 68.50 65.63 87.68 70.61 230,40
Married/cohabitant mother (support) 47.93 50.39 50.30 69.76 49.98 668,269
Single mother (support) 59.20 63.38 61.85 89.21 63.06 376,864
Married/cohabitant father (support) 38.89 41.06 41.24 56.73 41.17 89,950
Single father (support) 61.24 67.56 64.47 78.89 71.18 10,858
Total 55.30 57.92 57.55 77.04 57.27 3,610,011
  1. HCW = healthcare worker, NE = non-essential workers, GP = grandparents, OC = older children, OA = other adults. In healthcare worker households, HCWs can be either mothers or fathers, and either single or married/cohabiting. Support/practitioner refers to the type of healthcare worker. The NE, GP, OC, and OA columns denote non-essential workers, grandparents, older children, and other adults (respectively) in the household who are excluded as potential caregivers