It's not cheap to raise children

Sep 07, 2013

The Hamilton Spectator

The article discusses the Fraser Institute reporting on the “reality of raising children in North America” which includes contrasting estimates of $3,000-$4,500 in lower income and new immigrant families to the one estimating $10,000-$15,000 per annum.

“The FI expresses concern that the higher estimates are being manufactured in order to send a message to lower-income families that they probably shouldn't bother having kids since they can't afford it anyway.”                                        

The Government is looking into following the FI budget for child rearing as a means to “trim their budget” and exclude child care if it is not as expensive.


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