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A stable residence on campus can help college students who are parents complete their degrees. SDI Productions/Getty Images

Student housing is scarce for college students who have kids

More than 1 in 5 college students are parents, and many struggle to find on-campus housing. Colleges offering a stable place to live on campus can help them succeed.
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Behind Victoria’s decision to open primary schools to all students: report shows COVID transmission is rare

A new report shows out of 1 million students enrolled in all Victorian schools, only 337 may have acquired the virus through outbreaks at school.
When daycares and schools closed during the pandemic, it caused burdens for working parents, particularly mothers. What is the responsibility of organizations to employees with children struggling with child care issues? (Christopher Ryan/Unsplash)

Employers should help workers struggling with child care during COVID-19

COVID-19 has spotlighted structural injustice inherent in child care in Canada. Organizational leaders have a responsibility to work together, with child care stakeholders, to redress this injustice.
While Canadian moms are still doing the lion’s share of child care and housework, in the early days of the pandemic, Canadian dads stepped up their efforts. (Shutterstock)

Canadian dads are doing more at home than before the coronavirus pandemic

Canadian fathers increased their share of work at home — in housework and in child care — in the early days of the pandemic as work and routines put pressures on the family.
Work and family, without good childcare, are mutually exclusive. Getty/Malte Mueller

Without child care, work and family are impossible

A scholar and mother of a young child who is now working at home explores what's called the 'work-family conflict' – and finds that's the wrong label for the impossible choices faced by parents.

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