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30
May

Federal election 2019: Labor's childcare wages pledge risks being 'a handout to big business'

EXCERPTS Labor's election promise to boost childcare workers' wages using taxpayer funds risks being a "handout to big business", according to a respected tax economist, as small childcare operators complain the policy...
30
May

HuffPost Her Stories: The social cost of motherhood in Brazil

Plus: 70 women on what it's like to be cyberflashed EXCERPTS Dear reader, Brazil is facing a child care crisis – and, unsurprisingly, it’s working mothers who are bearing the brunt of it,...
30
May

Quebec announces $3 million for home-based daycares

Family Minister Mathieu Lacombe said although the government is hoping to put in place a pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds, it also wants to"leave the choice up to parents" EXCERPTS...
30
May

2020's woman candidates are actually prioritizing paid leave, child care, and equal pay

EXCERPTS So-called women's issues affect everyone. It just took some women presidential candidates to make that clear. Democratic women have entered the 2020 race in record numbers, bringing paid family leave, pay...
30
May

Early childhood education in Iran: Progress and emerging challenges

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30
May

Exploring leave policy preferences: A comparison of Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States

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30
May

Child care and child outcomes: A comparison across European countries

Abstract Using data from OECD’s PISA, Eurostat and World Bank’s WDI, we explore how child cognitive outcomes at the aggregate country level are affected by macroeconomic conditions, specifically government education...
30
May

Changing lives in our lifetime

Global Childhood Report 2019 EXCERPTS from the Introduction Children born today have a better chance than at any time in history to grow up healthy, educated and protected, with the...
30
May

City loses $620,000 for licensed childcare in PC cuts; more kids for less staff expected

EXCERPTS More than $620,000 in funding has been lost to the City of Kawartha Lakes for licensed childcare spaces due to cuts from the provincial PC government. Within that pot, nearly $258,000 was for general allocation...
29
May

Misspeaking childcare: The Ford government’s evidence vacuum

EXCERPTS *This blog went to press as Premier Ford announced that he was reversing retroactive cuts to municipalities for childcare for 2019 but confirming that cuts in the future will continue.

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