Ready for Life: A Socio-Economic Analysis of Early Childhood Education and Care
Expanding early childhood education in Canada would increase female labour market participation, improve child outcomes (especially for disadvantaged children), and reduce Canada’s income inequality.
By allowing more women to enter the labour force, the introduction of an expanded ECE program would result in about 23,000 families—many of them single-parent families—being lifted out of poverty.
Given the substantial positive benefits to society and the economy, there is a strong case for expanding ECE services.
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The Conference Board of Canada
Craig Alexander, Kip Beckman, Alicia Macdonald, Cory Renner & Matthew Steward