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Quebec’s childcare program at 20

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How it has done, and what the rest of Canada can learn
Fortin, Pierre
Publication Date: 
30 Nov 2017


Twenty years since the inception of Quebec's child care program, Pierre Fortin offers an economic analysis of and insight into the question, "Have the effects of Quebec's childcare program on mothers' incomes and child development been positive and significant enough to justify the cost?" Fortin engages with arguments made by the Fraser Institute and the Montreal Economic Institute, presenting evidence to counter. In doing so, a more nuanced understanding of how Quebec's childcare policies have impacted residents and the economy emerges.