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Child care expenses paid

Part A - Short definition:

Payments made in 2010 for child care arrangements which allowed the responsible person(s) to earn employment income.

Part B - Detailed definition:

Refers to all payments made over the period of 2010 for non-parental child care arrangements which allowed the responsible person(s) to earn employment income. Included in these expenses are babysitters, daycares, day camps, live-in caregivers or any arrangement in which money was exchanged for child care services. Excluded are child care payments made for purposes unrelated to earning employment income, such as entertainment or personal needs.

Reported in:

2011

Reported for:

Population aged 15 years and over in private households

Question number(s):

Direct variable: Question 52

Responses:

Dollar value or nil

Remarks:

Introduced in the 2011 NHS, child care expenses paid were collected to help compute the deductions required from after-tax income to obtain Disposable income for the MBM.

These amounts differ slightly from the related income tax deduction: the value is not capped based on the age of the children, any family member could report them.

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