Measuring National Well-being
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Categories: Household Satellite Accounts, Economy, National Accounts, Satellite Accounts, Children, Education and Skills, Children and Early Years' Education, Children at Childcare, People and Places, Communities, Societal Wellbeing
Frequency of release: Ad-hoc
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: UK
Survey name(s): Opinions and Lifestyle Survey
Formal childcare per child for children under 5 years old increased by 36.4% between 1995 and 2010.
Between 1995 and 2010 there was a movement away from informal childcare in the household towards formal childcare for children aged under 5 years old.
The value of informal childcare in 2010 was £343 billion (valued using gross wages), this is equivalent to 23% of GDP.