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France spends more on care per child than the United States—a lot more, in the case of infants and toddlers. But most French families pay far less out of pocket, because the government subsidizes child care with tax dollars and sets fees according to a sliding scale based on income. Overall, the government devotes about 1 percent of France’s gross domestic product to child care, more than twice as much as the United States does.

From “The Hell of American Day Care” by Jonathan Cohn in The New Republic. Cohn will be on the show today talking about the article. (via nprfreshair)