The Bureau of Statistics is considering scaling back the scope of Australia’s time-use survey in a way that will make it difficult to tell how much time we spend caring for children.
New research shows that women’s earnings are negatively impacted by having children, while men’s aren’t. The effects can be long-lasting and contribute to the gender pay gap.
Karina Gould’s parental leave is similar to that of many Canadians. Yet there are key differences, and they offer lessons on how parental leave could be redesigned to help more Canadian parents.
It makes good economic sense to lean on the neighbourhood public school in the push to expand early learning.
If more Canadian fathers are to harness the benefits of parental leave and remote work, we need to design employment and care policies in ways that recognize every family’s unique needs.
Early childhood educators are passionate but they are leaving the sector in droves.
Australia is set to embark on bold changes to early childhood education if a new report is anything to go by.
Multigenerational households are the fastest growing household type in England and Wales but living with extended family is a commitment not to be taken lightly.
The ACCC has published calculations for two children in care five days a week. More typical is one child in care two days a week. The typical cost is 5% of after-tax income, not 16%
The latest State of the World’s Fathers report found a shift in attitudes. In 15 countries, between 70% and 90% of men agreed with the statement, “I feel as responsible for care work as my partner.”
Paid domestic work has a low status in South Africa. The labour of domestic workers is often undervalued and unrecognised.
For vulnerable and marginalized groups, access to early learning and child care remains uncertain. Inclusive access must become a top priority to achieve affordable care for all families.
Access to schooling for four-year-olds is inconsistent across Canada. Families need to know children are immersed in high-quality early learning, and they shouldn’t be exhausted searching for it.
The news a former childcare worker has been charged with more than 1,600 child abuse offences has sent shivers through the Australian community.
The law changed older adults’ caregiving behavior because their children became more able to take paid time off work to care for their own newborns.
The consumer watchdog is halfway through an inquiry into childcare prices. It found location and availability are the two most important factors informing where parents chose to send their kids.
While most heterosexual couples are dual-earners, super rich couples continue to have gender-traditional arrangements in which the man is the sole breadwinner.
Our review explored what leads to early childhood educator burnout in 13 countries, including Australia.
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