Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh has posted about his research (when he was a researcher) on the impacts of childcare on children.
The basic findings of the paper are:
— the differences in behaviour between kids in parental and non-parental care are small;
— there isn’t ‘one effect’ of daycare – it differs across socioeconomic groups; and
— kids appear to do a smidgin better in daycare centres with smaller ratios.
Which should re-assure a lot of people.