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Socio-economic impact analysis of the $10aDay Child Care Plan for British Columbia

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Fairholm, Robert & Anderson, Lynell
Publication Date: 
17 Jan 2017



The Early Childhood Educators of BC commissioned an examination of the proposed $10aDay Child Care Plan for the province of British Columbia. The focus of this study is on the socio-economic benefits over the implementation period and subsequent operations through 2030. Therefore only the short-to-medium term effects of the plan on British Columbia are included in the impact analysis.

The report estimates the cost of the plan, summarises the available evidence regarding the socio-economic benefits and costs of early childhood education and care, and uses those estimates along with detailed input-output multiplier effects to calculate the impact on the B.C. economy from the expansion and operation of the child care system as proposed in the $10aDay Plan.