Five shocking facts about child care in the United States
Le très mauvais rapport qualité/prix des garderies aux #Etats-Unis.
In the latest issue of The New Republic, Jonathan Cohn has a searing cover story on the low quality of child care around the United States.
A large number of day-care centers are poorly run and even unsafe. At the same time, U.S. child care is still extremely expensive for many families — despite ample evidence that investing in young children has huge social benefits.
Une comparaison est faite avec la France (largement à l’avantage de cette dernière), la leçon retenue étant que les Etats-Unis se soucient peu de ses enfants.
In many countries, day care is treated not as an afterthought, but as a priority.France, for instance, has a government-run system that experts consider exemplary. … Parents who stay at home to care for their children or hire their own caregivers receive generous tax breaks. It hardly seems a coincidence that 80 percent of French women work, compared with 60 percent of their American counterparts.
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.
L’article du TNR est parfois hallucinant. ▻http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112892/hell-american-day-care#