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Here’s A Child Care Plan That Hillary Clinton Probably Shouldn’t Copy

President Barack Obama has called for new programs to help working parents pay for child care. Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have done the same.

All of them may want to read a new, sobering paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research on Monday. The paper describes what’s been happening in one Canadian province where a sweeping child care program has been in place since the late 1990s. 

If the paper’s authors are correct, Quebec’s economy is better off — but Quebec’s kids aren’t.