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01
Oct

Time use: Total work burden, unpaid work, and leisure

EXCERPTS Caregiving Both mothers and fathers spend more time on child care than thirty years ago, but women have increased their time with children to a greater extent than men.
01
Oct

Does fathers’ involvement in childcare and housework affect couples' relationship stability?

AbstractObjective. Building on previous analysis conducted by Schober (2012), we explore how paternal involvement in different childcare and housework tasks affects the probability of relationship breakdown between...
01
Oct

Hands-on fathers ‘less likely to break up with partners’

Study finds childcare and stable relationships are linked and says government should encourage more men to take paternity leave EXCERPTS  Fathers who spend more time caring for their babies...
01
Oct

Like me, Jacinda Ardern took her baby to work – and was met with ignorance

The New Zealand prime minister is doing her best to juggle work and motherhood. But some people just don’t understand EXCERPTS  The images of New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, with...
01
Oct

Asylum seekers file human rights complaint over lack of access to Quebec subsidized daycare

Without access to advance tax credits or CPEs, claimants say they'll have to stay home to care for children EXCERPTS  Two asylum seekers have filed a complaint with the Quebec Human Rights...
01
Oct

Japan’s mothers go back to work, but find the opportunities lacking

EXCERPTS TOKYO — When Hiromi Otsuzuki joined the Japanese software company Isana.net as human resources manager four years ago, she was the only part-time employee. Working just 15 hours a week so that she could care...
01
Oct

Latest hurdle in grueling US daycare hunt: waitlist fees

EXCERPTS SEATTLE (AP) — Even before Tricia Schalekamp knew the baby growing inside her was a boy, she embarked on the search for child care with urgency and intensity. She visited two dozen centers in the Seattle area,...
01
Oct

D.C.'s universal pre-k program is keeping more women in the workforce

Low-income parents, in particular, are much more likely to be working or looking for work due to the free program, a new study finds. EXCERPTS Free, universal preschool in Washington, D.C.,...
28
Sep

Ford puts corporate profits before affordable child care for Northern and rural families

EXCERPTS During question period on Wednesday, NDP Childcare critic Doly Begum said Doug Ford is putting profits for corporate child care providers ahead of Northern and rural families that need affordable care today. “...
27
Sep

How universal free preschool in DC helped bring moms back to work

A new study finds universal preschool is good for parents, kids, and, potentially, the economy. EXCERPTS Not too long ago, day care centers were smeared as dens of satanic rituals and Soviet-...

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