News

24
Jul

Sector slams DfE for failing to address 30-hour childcare challenges

  EXCERPTS Early years sector organisations have warned that the Government is putting the 30-hour childcare policy in jeopardy by failing to listen to providers’ concerns. The National Day Nurseries Association has...
24
Jul

Introducing use-it-or-lose-it leave for fathers would make life fairer for mothers

  EXCERPTS It is still the prevailing view in Australia that child care is a woman's responsibility. We have the baby, take maternity leave, and if we go back to work it is usually part time. When a man becomes a father...
24
Jul

Family policies in Scandinavia

  EXCERPTS •Denmark, Norway and Sweden have all invested heavily in the creation of generous welfare states and have managed over time to develop encompassing and generous family policies for child families. •With the...
24
Jul

Sustaining fertility through public policy: The range of options

  ABSTRACT
24
Jul

Fertility: Fewer children, older moms

  EXCERPTS Let's see, your great-grandfather was 1 of 7 children. Your grandmother was 1 of 4 children and you are 1 of 3 kids. You are thinking of having 1 or 2 kids, or, if you happen to be a statistician, that's...
24
Jul

The child as an indicator species for cities: reflections on Philadelphia

This post starts by sharing an op-ed piece of mine published in the Philadelphia Enquirer last week to coincide with my trip to the city. It is followed by a postscript with reflections on the visit. I’ve also inserted...
20
Jul

Province’s child care affordability study to be led by U of T prof

  EXCERPTS Queen's Park has tapped University of Toronto economics professor Gordon Cleveland to lead a review of child care affordability in Ontario and suggest ways to make the service less costly for families. And...
19
Jul

After 30 years... How is child care in Canada doing and where to next?

  Description The Canadian Child Care Federation's summer edition of Interaction features five lively and timely discussions between leaders in the ECEC sector as well as a retrospective piece from Martha Friendly in a...
19
Jul

Reconciliation of work and private life: A comparative review of thirty European countries

  Introduction
19
Jul

Study of early education and development (SEED): Impact study on early education use and child outcomes up to age three

  Executive summary

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