Intentions : «Child care was a central theme in the recent federal election. […] Significant among those problems is the high cost of child care in many cities. This report surveys fees for three age categories of child care (infants, toddlers, and preschoolers) in 27 Canadian cities, and the different subsidization regimes that reduce fees for low-income families.» (p. 5)
Échantillon/Matériau : «Fee data was obtained largely from pre-existing administrative data sets» (p. 5) in 27 Canadian cities.
Instruments : Questionnaires
Type de traitement des données : Analyse statistique
«Child care subsidies for low-income families are provided in all provinces except Quebec where fees are capped at a low level for everyone. These subsidies can substantially reduce the amounts that families pay for child care spaces. Child Care Fees in Canada 2015 7 For example, for a family making $30,400 annually (the median income for a family with children living in poverty), subsidized preschooler child care fees were $87 a month in Ontario cities (the lowest), followed by $105 a month in St. John’s. The highest subsidized fees for this family income group are found in Saskatoon ($450 a month) and Calgary ($396 a month). Both Halifax and Regina have subsidized fees of over $350 a month. In some cases, as in Ontario, just because a family qualifies for the subsidized fee does not guarantee they will receive it. Overall, child care costs for middle class families are lowest where the provinces have regulated fees and made up the difference through provincial core funding to services.» (p. 6-7)