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Jun

Commentary: Involved dads are happier and healthier, these researchers say

EXCERPTS As Father’s Day approaches, it’s fitting that we reflect on the impact of child care on families and children. Fathers may want to stay home and raise their children, but it’s often not financially viable. A...
20
Jun

Richest countries skimp on parental leave: U.N.

EXCERPTS Some of the wealthiest nations in the world provide little or no government-supported maternity or paternity leave for new parents, a United Nations report said on Thursday. Using 2016 data from the...
20
Jun

Council recommendations on high-quality early childhood education and care systems

EXCERPTS The European Pillar of Social Rights states as its 11th principle that all children have the right to affordable early childhood education and care of good quality. This is in line with the Charter of...
20
Jun

Childcare, co-production and the third sector in Canada

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Jun

Family-friendly policies in rich countries: How Canada compares

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Jun

B.C.'s child care shortage a problem for more than just parents

In B.C., child care is nearly impossible to find and expensive to boot. Vancouver alone is short 16,274 spaces. Help is coming, albeit slowly EXCERPTS Kartiki Deshpande and her family love...
20
Jun

$1.24 million daycare opening March 2020

EXCERPTS Officials broke ground on a new $1.24 million daycare facility in Morden, Monday, helping put a dent in a waiting list that's grown to 156. The Pembina Valley Childcare Centres' (PVCC) new location will add 90...
20
Jun

Child Care Now coalition offers up affordable child care for all

EXCERPTS “Child care is an issue that affects our entire society. The effects of costly child care are felt most obviously by parents of young children. But grandparents are also affected in that they are spending their...
20
Jun

For mothers, parental leave is a penalty whether they take it or not

On the flip side, if more parents took time off, a mother’s earnings would increase by about 7% for each additional month her spouse or partner takes off work. EXCERPTS
20
Jun

Are the world's richest countries family friendly? Policy in the OECD and EU

Family-friendly policies report Introduction

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