Most mothers want some continuity with their pre-maternal identity, to feel a sense of meaningful contribution to their society, and to enjoy their relationships with their children.
For better childhood developmental outcomes and better economics, and in the absence of other long-recommended child care policies, the child care subsidy system should be expanded, not cut.
Labor's childcare policy would do more for the economy than either side's proposed tax cuts.
Bill Shorten's announcement of a funding boost for child care is central to Labor's campaign on cost of living.
Why some individuals age faster than others is a mystery, but new research suggests help with childcare is significant.
An economist who researched and recommended free preschool child care in Ontario says there are multiple reasons why the province's anticipated child care plan, based on tax credits, is flawed.
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?