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Living in The Netherlands, there are reports here on the news that the shortage of lorry drivers is not just a UK thing but is also a problem over here, and that foreign drivers (mostly eastern European) are being brought in to fill up the vacancies. According to that article nearly half of transport companies say the shortage is hampering their business. ...


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I suppose it depends whose figure you want to cite. DW writes: Poland is currently short of around 124,000 drivers, or 37% of its required workforce, according to a recent report by TI Insight. Data from the UK's statistics office, the ONS, show the total number of truck drivers in the UK fell from 304,000 in the first quarter of 2020 to 235,000 in the ...


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As of today, it doesn't appear to be the case that Germany is suffering from a similar fuel shortage as the UK, and it's not affected by a "driver crisis" as severe as the one in the UK. This contradicts what Grant Shapps claimed on September 24. Apart from my daily experience in Germany, I'm basing this argument on reputable German newspapers who ...


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My TLDR conclusions from the answers are that: Norway (government and private) spends $29,726 PPP adjusted on child care per enrolled toddler annually. This applies to all other countries with entries in Table B2.3, which notably does not include the US. The US number appears to be government spending per toddler (not necessarily enrolled). Private spending ...


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As I suspect this is your real question, the NYT graph appears flawed as a USA vs Norway comparison in the following sense: Data for Norway appears pulled from that B2.3 graph in jeffronicus' answer, which is about educational programs, not childcare ISCED 01 refers to early childhood educational development services, typically aimed at children under age ...


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Following the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) links in the story, these numbers appear to be not generated by the New York Times, but straight from OECD's "Indicator B2. How do early childhood education systems differ around the world?" See column 6 in Table B2.3 "Financing of early childhood education and care (...


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