Progressive Pricing

Making Childcare More Affordable in Manitoba
October 6, 2020
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In this paper, we review Manitoba’s childcare funding, the provincial parent fee model, and the costs paid by parents; assess who is using childcare, as well as the share of family income spent on childcare for families in different income groups (using the Market Basket Measure); and review the effects of different progressive pricing models on parent affordability. We close by offering an argument for why progressive pricing is a good step forward for Manitoba, and will generate economic benefits that will more than offset the investments required.