Why is childcare so expensive? - Podcast

Early education and care are hugely important. It’s where children are first exposed to the education system, in a period that’s crucial for their brain development. It’s also important for the economy – particularly for supporting women back into the workforce. So why is it so expensive, even with government subsidies?

Listen to Grattan CEO Danielle Wood, in conversation with Grattan Fellow Iris Chan, on how to make childcare cheaper.

Danielle Wood

Chief Executive Officer
Danielle Wood is CEO of the Grattan Institute where she heads a team of leading policy thinkers, researching and advocating policy to improve the lives of Australians. Danielle also leads Grattan’s Budgets and Government Program.

Iris Chan

Iris Chan is a Fellow in Grattan Institute’s Budgets and Governments Program. She previously worked in a wide range of policy roles at the Reserve Bank of Australia, including as a senior research economist specialising in using microdata to answer policy questions, and as a manager of teams focusing on emerging financial market and payments policy issues.

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Danielle Wood – CEO