News

18
Sep

Why is early years provision so different in Sweden and the UK?

EXCERPTS Between 1996 and 1998, England, Scotland and Sweden moved responsibility for all early childhood education and care and school-age childcare services from welfare into education. This change aimed to improve...
18
Sep

Good news and bad news for the women of Australia

EXCERPTS First the good news: we’ve come a long way in reducing gender inequality in the workplace. Back in the 1950s, only a third of women aged 25 to 60 had paid work – and many women were not allowed to work after...
18
Sep

Good news and bad news for the women of Australia

EXCERPTS First the good news: we’ve come a long way in reducing gender inequality in the workplace. Back in the 1950s, only a third of women aged 25 to 60 had paid work – and many women were not allowed to work after...
18
Sep

Childcare workers rally for equal pay

EXCERPTS An estimated 7000 childcare workers took industrial action by walking off the job around Australia on September 5 to demand equal pay. This is the fourth such walk-out in the past 18 months and it was by far...
18
Sep

New generation of working parents demand a better deal on shared parental leave

EXCERPTS Despite widespread belief that men should be as involved as women in all aspects of childcare, they are both still largely playing traditional gender roles when looking after children, according to a new report...
18
Sep

Province promises more childcare spaces for B.C. families

BC NDP government announces community partnerships via UBCM EXCERPTS New childcare spaces are on the way for B.C. families as the province announced community partnerships Sept. 11 through...
18
Sep

High childcare costs keeping women out of workplace - study

Three in 10 children not cared for by family and parents have care costs of up to €6.13 an hour EXCERPTS Women are being shut out of the workplace by the high cost of childcare in Ireland, a...
18
Sep

As progressives think big, they should think more about child care

Almost half of all parents struggle to find affordable options, a new survey finds. EXCERPTS Medicare for all. A federal job guarantee. Free college tuition. All of these ideas are favorites...
18
Sep

Latest report on Canada's shoddy child care is unlikely to reduce government neglect

EXCERPTS A recent report on Canada's abysmal failure to protect and care for the country's youngest and most vulnerable citizens -- its children -- made headlines and stirred ripples of shame and outrage. Compiled by...
17
Sep

Do longer maternity leaves hurt women’s careers?

EXCERPTS Career or child care? It’s an unfortunate dilemma faced by every working woman with a baby on the way. Should she take a lengthy maternity leave, knowing that more time at home can improve the well-being of...

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