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UK most expensive country to raise a child

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The UK topped the ranking of 30 developed countries, with net childcare costs amounting to around 33.8 per cent of family net income.

The second highest per cent was in New Zealand (29 per cent), followed by Ireland (27.4 per cent) and the US (25.6 per cent).

https://www.indy100.com/article/most-expensive-countries-raise-child-7355636

 

https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/story_medium/public/thumbnails/image/2016/10/11/13/net-cost-per-cent-of-family-net-income-chartbuilder.png

Another consequence of high house prices or is there more to it?

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Interesting - thanks for posting.

I'm in the UK for a short trip (Mothers funeral). Met up with a friend on Saturday who has twins and when his Missus finished Maternity leave monthly childcare costs are 1800 (South London)

I'm still out of work in Oz and we are considering a return to the UK but childcare is one factor to conisder although in the Uk we could afford to live on one income so childcare less of an issue.

 

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1 hour ago, Hail the Tripod said:

Is that because it's mostly poor people breeding here?

Poor people are paid to have kids. From the wages of the middle-class couples who can't afford them.

In the bad old days, the left-wing eugenicists wanted to get rid of the poor by preventing them from breeding. Now they've switched to getting rid of the middle class.

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2 hours ago, MarkG said:

Poor people are paid to have kids. From the wages of the middle-class couples who can't afford them.

In the bad old days, the left-wing eugenicists wanted to get rid of the poor by preventing them from breeding. Now they've switched to getting rid of the middle class.

Horrible but true statement 

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4 hours ago, paulokes said:

Raising children is subsidised.  Dare I say "bubblish"?

childcarecostcrash.com

I don't think that's the reason. In Scandinavia raising children is far more subsidised and yet Scandinavian countries aren't even among the top 10.

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That along with the cost of housing etc it's no wonder people are starting to rail very strongly against things and casting their votes unpredictably.  Recent voting patterns are entirely understandable.

They're being ripped off and taken to the cleaners in every conceivable way possible.

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