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.
Opening the minds of worried new parents to other ways of raising children may assuage fears that if they fail to 'do the right thing,' their children will be doomed.
New research shows just how key grandparents are to childcare.
Inequality across the domestic sphere – housework and parenting – jeopardises relationship quality.
Two fossils found in South Africa provide direct evidence of parental care in extinct pre-mammalian ancestors.
A snapshot of what HILDA survey results have to say about families, working mums and childcare.
When it comes to children's well-being and development, it's not whether a woman works or not that matters but how she makes her choices work for her family.
The new British Columbia government wants the province to shed its status as a laggard on education funding and poverty reduction. If it succeeds, B.C. will be a safer place to live.