The Costs of Childcare

Working paper


Penn, H. and Lloyd-Reichling, E. 2013. The Costs of Childcare. London Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre.
AuthorsPenn, H. and Lloyd-Reichling, E.
TypeWorking paper
Abstract

This report was commissioned from the Childhood Wellbeing Research
Centre by the Department of Education in response to public concern about
the apparent high costs of childcare to parents in the UK. The Department
requested a technical analysis of the current comparative literature and data
on the affordability of childcare to parents. It also requested further analysis
on the costs to providers of providing childcare; and on the contribution of
governments in providing subsidies to parents and/or providers.
The two agreed research questions were:
1. What is the scope and what are the limitations of the comparative
literature on the net costs to parents (childcare fees) of using
childcare?
2. Why are the net costs to parents in the UK so high, given the relatively
high level of expenditure on Early Childhood Education and Childcare
(ECEC)?

Year2013
PublisherChildhood Wellbeing Research Centre
Place of publicationLondon
FunderDepartment for Education
Publication dates
PrintJul 2013
Publication process dates
Deposited13 Dec 2013
Series CWRC Working Paper No 18
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-NC-ND
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