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The Childcare Resource and Research Unit is an early childhood education and child care (ECEC) policy research institute with a mandate to further ECEC policy and programs in Canada.

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Tackling child poverty in Canada 14 Nov 2018 | Canada
This paper compares the situation of children in Canada relative to other OECD countries in terms of child poverty and well-being. The paper discusses the observed poverty trends in relation to policies implemented to combat it by federal authorities. Some priorities for action to make the alleviation of child poverty more effective are discussed.
Standing committee on the status of women 13 Nov 2018 | Canada
Pursuant to Standing Order 109 of the House of Commons, the following is a response, on behalf of the Government of Canada, to the recommendations made by the Standing Committee on the Status of Women in its report entitled Women's Economic Security: Securing the Future of Canada's Economy, tabled in the House of Commons on June, 14, 2018.
Human development indices and indicators: 2018 Statistical Update 13 Nov 2018 | International
The Human Development Report Office has released a statistical update on the three basic dimensions of human development (the ability to lead a long and healthy life, the ability to acquire knowledge, and the ability to achieve a decent standard of living), specifically highlighting that progress is not linear or guaranteed.
Who helps with homework? Parenting inequality and relationship quality among employed mothers and fathers 8 Nov 2018 | Canada
This Canadian study investigated the relationship between parenting inequalities and feelings of relationship quality, and whether those patterns differed for women and men. The study found that mothers in dual-earner households experience greater parenting inequalities than do similarly-situated fathers, net of housework inequalities.
Who works part time and why? 6 Nov 2018 | Canada
This article examines which groups of workers are more likely to be working part time, and the reasons they give for doing so. Childcare was the most common reason cited for female part-timers aged 30 to 39. This peaked between ages 35 and 39, when nearly half (45%) of women working part time cited childcare as the main reason.

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Many social programs support families, but child care is the backbone of them all.

— National Council of Welfare, Preschool Children: Promises to Keep , 1999

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