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.
Tens of millions of Americans who have been telecommuting during the pandemic may have to head back to the office as governors lift stay-at-home orders. Here's what you can do if you'd rather not.
There is a strong economic case for a higher child-care subsidy to help rebuild the Australian economy after the coronavirus crisis.
During this outbreak, parents are suffering. They are dealing with one of the most consequential impacts on psychological health amongst the modern-day workforce: work-family conflict.
Women have always done the lion's share of the "invisible" caring work at home: the impact of coronavirus may force all of that to change.
Closing schools and childcare might take 30% of Australia's health care workers offline. Here's a way to keep them working.
Nutrition policies offer the chance for us to think differently about men and women's roles in society.
Biden, Sanders, Warren and other candidates are calling for far more federal spending for schools in low-income areas.
Quality preschool can deliver $2 for every $1 from government. But families are paying more for it than if they sent their child to private primary school. Some forego quality for affordability.
The promotion of white middle-class ideas and lifestyles in children's books risks alienating children from minority groups. It could also give white middle-class children a sense of superiority.
Stay-at-home parents have a hard time reentering the workforce after spending time away.
Many families already shop around for childcare and still face major barriers such as availability. And shopping around is not a realistic option for many living in disadvantaged areas.
High-quality early child care and education affects children’s overall health and well-being, and is key for all the qualities children need to contribute to society and the economy.
If Canadians want to advance financially, few policy innovations would offer the same boon to voters’ bank accounts than a public child-care program. So why doesn't it drive votes?
When families need to spend more time and money taking care of their kids on weekdays, it can take a toll on careers – especially for women.
We found that women who had access to subsidised day-care services were 17% more likely to be employed than those who were not.
When there is no "village" to help raise a child, parents often turn to baby books for guidance — but they don't always hold the best advice.
Babies are normally vaccinated against measles at 12 months old. But doctors are now suggesting having the shot as early as six months might be worthwhile for youngsters traveling overseas.
Our children can't continue to grow up in a world where only women raise them, either at home or in early care and learning.
The UK Court of Appeal ruled in late May that it is not sex discrimination for employers to enhance maternity pay but only provide the statutory rate of shared parental pay.