In Sweden. It's old news, but still interesting:
Ninety-two percent of all 18 month to five year olds are in daycare
in Sweden. Universality is a much admired principle and it's true that
this has been achieved.
However, the outcomes are otherwise
unremarkable, even negative, for psychological health, learning,
maternal health and parenting.
Let's start with the ever
deteriorating psychological health of Swedish youth, which has become a
major concern in Swedish public debate today. A 2006 investigation by
the Swedish government reveals that Sweden is worse in this regard when
contrasted with 11 comparable European countries since the 1980s.
studies show similar results. And if you interview any Swedish school
teacher with a few decades of experience they will confirm this.
attachment-based developmental science, it is very hard to deny a
possible connection between daycare and these outcomes. This is
especially true since Sweden is doing extraordinarily well on a host of
other indicators such as equality, low child poverty, education
expenditure and a generally high standard of living.
international educational (PISA) scores, Swedish school results have
dropped from a high position a few decades ago to merely average among
OECD countries today. A Trends in International Mathematics and Science
Study shows that disorder in Swedish classrooms is among the worst among
The government blames the schools but an
increasing view among Swedish teachers and school psychologists is that
the school problem is, to a great degree, a family problem. Children are
simply not sufficiently emotionally nourished to be teachable in
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