Working class families have struggled for years to afford quality child care. Could the newly proposed Child Care for Working Families Act make a difference? A child care policy scholar weighs in.
Sen. Warren is proposing universal child care as a way to rein in the soaring costs of raising a family. A sociologist explains what’s driving the trend.
The government's ambitious plans for T-levels might struggle to get off the ground given that further education colleges are already short of 20,000 staff.
Human capital is a key contributor to a country's economy. Here's how families and the state can nurture this asset.
We've been in the dark about how we use our time for more than a decade. It's the decade that saw the rise of the smartphone, streaming and social media.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Intergenerational care gives children and older people the chance to interact, resulting in significant benefits for participants and the wider community.
Family day care workers have much in common with home-based workers in the garment industry. But the latter are classed as employees, resulting in better representation and protected work conditions.
Children's access to quality childcare is, more than ever, dependent on whether the government views their parents as deserving or not.
New research shows that parenting stress is lowest if grandparents do some of the care - as opposed to more formal arrangements.
An 85-95% effective marginal tax rate means the second earner in a low-income family can increase from two days' work a week to three, four or five days and be better off by only about $4,000 a year.
Free childcare schemes aren't working and babies are too important to be left on the shelf.
It is vital that Ontario's child-care reforms reach all families, and that the province learns from mistakes made in Quebec.
Why does childcare work have such a status problem in Britain?
Research suggests that government spending on very young children is a good investment.
This penalty can amount to more than 15 percent of a mom's paycheck. Ramping up paid maternity leave and high-quality child care would probably help narrow the gap.
Some experts fret that the US birthrate is on the decline. That might not be so surprising, when the cost of having children in the US has grown exponentially since the 1960s.
Even though child care costs more than college tuition in many states, college affordability seems to get more attention. Here's why that needs to change.
Until all child care facilities are licensed -- and required to undergo criminal record checks, fire safety inspections and first aid training -- children will continue to die.
Schools across Canada should 'grow down' and offer two years of full-day preschool, according to a new report. This would allow mothers to work, improve child outcomes and reduce income inequality.