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23
May

Structural indicators for monitoring education and training systems in Europe 2018

Introduction This document contains more than 35 structural indicators on education policies in six areas: early childhood education and care (ECEC), achievement in basic skills, early leaving from education and...
23
May

We need 21st century thinking for childcare

EXCERPTS Regardless of who is in power, childcare is one of the biggest policy challenges facing the government. It’s a complex area with lots of moving parts and numerous stakeholders. It’s also an emotive area because...
23
May

What can be learned from Denmark's parental leave and childcare policies?

EXCERPTS Widely regarded as one of the most progressive European countries, Denmark has one of the most generous welfare systems and a high level of workplace gender equality. However, with Danish politician Mette...
23
May

Viewpoint: Families seeing a brighter future thanks to Childcare BC

EXCERPTS It's a story that I've heard repeatedly: a parent, usually a mother, having to give up their career because it makes more sense to stay home than to pay sky-high child care fees. As we celebrate Childcare Month...
16
May

Why rising child-care costs are bad news for everyone - not just parents

Opinion: Child-care expenses are keeping families in poverty and women out of the workforce. So why have the Tories cancelled a fund that helped keep costs down EXCERPTS This spring, the...
16
May

Let's give mothers a real present by committing to provide good childcare

EXCERPTS The United States cannot achieve its economic potential without the full participation of women entrepreneurs. The rate of growth in the number of women entrepreneurs is far higher than men’s. When your...
16
May

Mind the gap: The economic case for equal pay

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16
May

How Malaysia fares globally in supporting employees with families

EXCERPTS In recent months, organisations such as CIMB Bank and Nestlé Malaysia have made headlines for new/improved schemes for parents – be it child care leave, paternity leave or maternity leave. In the backdrop of...
16
May

Fraudulent childcare syndicate allegedly reeled in $4m, police say

EXCERPTS An alleged criminal syndicate used the names of real children to claim government childcare subsidies for children who weren't being cared for, police say.  Eighteen people have been arrested over an alleged...
16
May

Eight additional weeks of parental leave to be phased in

EXCERPTS Eight additional weeks of parental leave will be introduced on a phased basis after the Seanad approved Government amendments to the Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017.

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