Participating in growth: Free childcare and increased participation

The provision of free childcare provides the rarest of economic policy opportunities – it’s both an effective form of fiscal stimulus in the short term and has the capacity to boost the long-term participation rate and, in turn, the long-run rate of economic growth.

The full report 'Participating in growth: Free childcare and increased participation' by Richard Denniss, Chief Economist at The Australia Institute, and Matt Grudnoff, Senior Economist at The Australia Institute, can be downloaded here.

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