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Quebec: unsatisfactory childcare legacy

‘Worse health, lower life satisfaction, and higher crime rates later in life’ was reported in November to be the legacy of childcare in Quebec, Canada.

Family Education Trust

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The Quebec universal childcare system is the largest programme of its kind in North America. According to research undertaken by the economist Pierre Fortin, it has helped expand the provincial economy, increased employment rates and women’s participation in the workforce, and boosted the flow of taxes into both the provincial and federal coffers.1