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27
Mar

Group identifies barriers to getting child care in New Brunswick

Single parents, children with disabilities, shift workers may face more barriers finding affordable child care EXCERPTS A Saint John group is holding a focus group to find out if a government...
27
Mar

How Canadian provinces are taking on affordable child care - and how it compares to the world

EXCERPTS Alberta’s New Democrats have unveiled an election pledge that would expand its $25-a-day child care plan. The province’s NDP Leader Rachel Notley said the price cap would apply no matter what a parent has been...
20
Mar

Here's what women politicians are doing to help families struggling with child care

The goal is to make it more affordable in America- and to improve quality, too.   EXCERPTS Kristel England-Keefe has helped literally hundreds of families find child care over the last three...
20
Mar

Key characteristics of parental leave systems

EXCERPTS from the Key findings
20
Mar

Why American moms are the most stressed out moms in the Western world

EXCERPTS Motherhood is so much at once. It's loving looking into your child's wondering eyes, but sometimes also wishing that they could just shut them for a couple of hours. It's creating a safe, supportive home for...
20
Mar

The GOP's deeply flawed paid family leave plan, explained

It loans Social Security money to working parents. EXCERPTS Republicans in Congress are trying to revive a flawed plan to give working parents paid maternity and paternity leave. Sens. Joni...
20
Mar

Economist's latest glass ceiling index released

EXCERPTS The Economist's latest glass ceiling index has ranked Australia 17th on a list of the best and worst OECD countries in which to be a working woman (just ahead of the OECD average)Key takeouts
20
Mar

How universal childcare would help narrow the gap between women and men | Opinion

EXCERPTS When we talk about the concept of women’s liberation, the conversation often centers around burning bras, shattering glass ceilings, providing the full range of reproductive freedoms, and women no longer...
20
Mar

Report found 35 percent of licensed childcare centres not inspected within a year

EXCERPTS CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — P.E.I.’s auditor general has found that monitoring and inspection of the province’s licensed child care centres has been inadequate. In her 2019 report to the legislative assembly,...
20
Mar

Flexible jobs can make work-life balance worse, a German study finds

EXCERPTS It seems like a no-brainer. Flexible working should improve your work-life balance, right? A study from Germany suggests the reverse might be true. That flexible working should turn out to be a cause of...

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