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25
Sep

Banning giveaways won't stop early learning centres putting business first

EXCERPTS Free iPads. Cut-price holidays. Mortgage payment contributions. Free petrol. These are some of the "giveaways" that childcare centres are using to spruik their services: you could be forgiven for thinking...
25
Sep

Paternity leave and the motherhood penalty: New causal evidence

AbstractObjective: The objective of this study was to test how a father’s paternity leave affects the within-household gender wage gap among heterosexual couples.
25
Sep

Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson: ‘Inequality strikes at our health and happiness’

Social injustice has a profound psychological impact – and it’s tearing our society apart, say the authors of The Spirit Level EXCERPTS New analysis this week showing that 14 million people...
25
Sep

Baby Mac's parents allege negligence in lawsuit filed over their son's death at a Vancouver daycare

Court documents name the daycare operator, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Ministry of Children and Families EXCERPTS The mother of a child known as Baby Mac has described in agonizing...
24
Sep

Living a nonprofit lie

Childcare workers who can’t afford childcare EXCERPTS
24
Sep

OPINION: When a low census count hurts children’s well-being

The dangers of discrepancies for early education EXCERPTS The 2020 census is mired in challenges that could shortchange the official count by 1.5 million children younger than age 5, a recent...
24
Sep

Labor unions help employees take more paid maternity leave

EXCERPTS Union-represented working mothers are at least 17 percent more likely to use paid maternity leave than comparable nonunion working mothers. Facilitating working mothers' use of paid maternity leave is a key...
24
Sep

Child-care policy changes slowly creating improvements in B.C., advocate says

Advocate says there has been progress making child care more affordable in the province EXCERPTS Even though it is slow going, one advocate says B.C. has made "giant" strides "towards fixing...
24
Sep

NDP promises affordable child care, ending privatization in health care

It's been 13 years since the NDP held a seat in the New Brunswick Legislature EXCERPTS After more than a decade, the NDP is hoping to take back a seat in the New Brunswick Legislature in next...
24
Sep

An interview with… Tim Gill

A few months ago I was asked to do an email interview by Maya, a senior high school student from California, as part of her project. (She has asked me not to use her last name.) The questions were smart, she knew her...

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