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Revisiting Québec's Child Care Policy with the SLID, the Census and the NLSCY
Although the impacts of Québec's child care policy have been estimated in earlier papers, we present some new results with more recent data with the NLSCY on child development, with the NLSCY and the Census on labour supply and provide a cost-benefit analysis with the SLID. We find some negative impacts of the policy on child development, the positive impacts found with earlier data are replicated with more recent data but the Census provides some measure of uncertainty regarding the results found with the NLSCY. The cost-benefit analysis reveals that the Government of Québec does not recover in higher taxes and lower benefits the amounts invested in the policy.