Top Economist Daycare Researcher Advising Prime Minister May Counter Daycare Lobby Disinformation

UBC economics professor,  Dr Kevin Milligan is now a Special Advisor to the Prime Minister's Privy Council Office until the end of 2020 on the economic recovery from COVID.June 15, 2020 - blog post by UBC economist Kevin Milligan  -…

Quebec Daycare System Results: Negative Social Behaviour, Increased Youth Crime

Sept 2015 working academic research paper by economists Milligan, Baker, Gruber showing long term negative impact of Quebec daycare system: "Non-Cognitive Deficits and Young Adult Outcomes: The Long-Run Impacts of a Universal Child Care Program" September 23, 2015 Maclean's Magazine…

Universal Child Care Outcomes Questioned In New Study.

Sept 21, 2015: Universal Child Care Outcomes Questioned In New Study. This study is a follow up from a previous study by the same 3 economists that was published in a top peer-reviewed journal, Political Economy, and won the 2008…

Dec 2011, Montreal Gazette article – Corruption and unfairness in Quebec’s daycare system (broken link)

Dec 2011, Montreal Gazette article – Corruption and unfairness in Quebec’s daycare system (broken link). NOTE: the article’s claim that daycare demand is higher than supply is very questionable. Parents in polls say they prefer parental care. Demand is artificially…

July 2011 Maclean’s Magazine article with comments: “Is subsidized daycare bad for kids?

July 2011 Maclean’s Magazine article with comments (web): “Is subsidized daycare bad for kids? A surprising new study says Quebec’s $7-a-day daycare is leaving children worse off (broken link)“ A study referred to in Maclean’s: How Does Early Childhood Care…

Daycare system needs an urgent fix (broken link)

Daycare system needs an urgent fix (broken link): Mar 28, 2010 article in The Gazette talks about the Quebec daycare sponsorship scandal. Daycare operators are donating to political parties. In Ontario and BC, how much do the YMCA, CUPE, teachers…

Reality check—Costs of all day schooling/daycare

Reality check—Costs of all day schooling/daycare: BC Government says it’s studying costs of all day kindergarten for age 3-5, but no costs are mentioned in the consultation paper. $11,500/yr/child age 2-5: Quebec spending on daycare operation costs only—capital, training, bureaucracy,…