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The benefits and costs of good child care: The economic rationale for public investment in young children

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Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky, Department of Economics, University of Toronto at Scarborough.
1998, EN & FR

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Child care: Canada can’t work without it

Gillian Doherty, Ruth Rose, Martha Friendly, Donna Lero, Sharon Hope Irwin
Occasional paper 5

This paper describes the purposes that can be served by child care services and illustrates how it can advance social and economic objectives of national importance.



Executive Summary

Chapter I - Introduction
A definition of child care
The purposes that can be served by child care services
The importance of quality in child care services

Proceedings from the Child Care Policy and Research Symposium

Edited by Martha Friendly, Irene Kyle and Lori Schmidt.
Occasional paper 2

These proceedings from a one-day symposium on policy-relevant child care research was held at the Learned Societies meetings in 1991. Overviews of developmental psychology, sociology, and economics approaches to child care research as well as current Canadian research on school-age child care, family day care and a model for determining child care demand are presented.

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