News

06
Feb

Over 150 new licensed child care spaces soon in Surrey

EXCERPTS FAMILIES in Surrey will soon have access to over 150 new licensed child care spaces thanks to a $1.25-million investment through the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund.
06
Feb

Proxy voting shows the power balance is shifting in parliament away from the dinosaurs

We are still a long way off a truly representative parliament. But for now we should savour this long overdue victory against the dinosaurs. EXCERPTS This week, the House of Commons voted to...
06
Feb

Childcare wait times to be slashed

EXCERPTS  Trying to find childcare can be one of the most frustrating and stressful parts of parenthood. But help should be on the horizon as the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board is planning on...
06
Feb

A series of charts shows mothers take an income hit all over the world

EXCERPTS A new analysis of six countries shows that even in the more-egalitarian West, the motherhood wage penalty is real and vast: Women’s earnings fall steeply after having a child, and never fully recover; men’s...
06
Feb

Swiss family commission says proposed two-week paternity leave is not enough

EXCERPTS  Switzerland lags behind other OECD countries in terms of generous parental leave. A government commission argues that a longer period of parental leave would be good for the economy. Switzerland's Federal...
06
Feb

Child penalties across countries: Evidence and explanations

Abstract  This paper provides evidence on child penalties in female and male earnings in different countries. The estimates are based on event studies around the birth of the first child, using the specification...
06
Feb

Barcelona objectives

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Executive summary  The availability,...
06
Feb

"Unappreciated and underpaid": Early childhood educators in Nova Scotia

EXCERPTS from the Executive Summary
06
Feb

What we can learn from Canada’s universal child care model

EXCERPTS  On a chilly, Friday morning at New Horizon Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota, a roomful of toddlers learns how to count and spell. For the spelling lesson, the teacher has given each child a dollop of shaving...
06
Feb

Reconceptualizing our work: The connection between ECE students and political action

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