Québec's Childcare Universal Low Fees Policy 10 Years After: Effects, Costs and Benefits

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Pierre Lefebvre; Philip Merrigan; Francis Roy-Desrosiers;
  • Subject: Childcare policy, mother’s labour supply, preschool children and school readiness, treatment effects, natural experiment
    • jel: jel:H42 | jel:J22 | jel:J21

More than ten years ago the province of Québec implemented a universal early childhood education and care policy. This paper examines if the two objectives pursued, to increase mothers’ participation in the labour market (balance the needs of workplace and home) and to ... View more
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