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Sun May 2, 2021, 09:40 PM

In Quebec, Child Care Is Infrastructure


(Bloomberg) While child care centers across the U.S. have faced a spate of closures during the pandemic, the Canadian province that pioneered a model for universal subsidized child care had a markedly different experience — even from the rest of Canada.

Though providers in Quebec faced many of the same struggles to keep kids and caregivers safe, more centers were able to stay open, and in some cases thrive.

A major reason Quebec’s system fared better was its funding model, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The research builds on other economic studies that have concluded a market-based approach does not work well for the child care industry, especially during an economic downturn.

“I’ve been defending private markets all my life. I’m not an extreme leftist. But you also have to be pragmatic. Child care is an area where private markets don’t do a very good job,” said Pierre Fortin, an economist at the University of Quebec at Montreal who has done extensive research on Quebec’s system. ...............(more)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-29/lessons-from-quebec-on-universal-child-care?srnd=premium




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Sun May 2, 2021, 09:43 PM

1. Tres Bien.

Maybe we can learn something from the wonderful province of Quebec.

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Sun May 2, 2021, 11:00 PM

2. K&R

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Sun May 2, 2021, 11:09 PM

3. Sounds like communism!

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Mon May 3, 2021, 12:37 AM

4. It is here, too

but too many stupid Republican men don't have to deal with it, so they think it's some kind of silly frill.

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