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Cheaper Child Care

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This report was written by Danielle Wood, Kate Griffiths, and Owain Emslie. Grattan interns Simone Eckardt, Isaac Leeson, Luke Newman, and Fia Walsh provided research assistance for this report.

The Budget Policy and Institutional Reform program is generously supported by a grant from the Trawalla Foundation.

We would like to thank Jeff Borland, Robert Breunig, John Cherry, Lyn Craig, Janine Dixon, Andy Hutt, Guyonne Kalb, Miranda Stewart, Kristen Sobeck, Lyndall Strazdins, Grant Wardell-Johnson, Judith S. Willis, and SACES Economist Tania Dey for their suggestions, as well as other government officials, academic researchers, and industry participants for their input.

The opinions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of Grattan Institute’s founding members, affiliates, individual board members, reference group members, or reviewers. Any errors or omissions are the responsibility of the authors.

Grattan Institute is an independent think tank focused on Australian public policy. Our work is independent, practical, and rigorous. We aim to improve policy outcomes by engaging with decision makers and the broader community.

Source: Wood, D., Griffiths, K., and Emslie, O. (2020). Cheaper childcare: A practical plan to boost female workforce participation. Grattan Institute.

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