ChildcareCanada.org - Online documents only. http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents en /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Federal budget 2017: Building a strong middle class http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/03/federal-budget-2017-building-strong-middle-class <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>INTRODUCTION</p> <p>In 2017, the 150th anniversary of Confederation gives all Canadians an opportunity to celebrate, to reflect on Canada’s past, and to chart a course for the future. Over the course of 150 years, Canada’s progress has been rapid. Together, Canadians have built something remarkable—a country that is both united and&nbsp;diverse, made stronger through our differences.</p> <p>The Canada we know today is the result of the creativity, sacrifice and hard work of its people.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Research, policy & practice Canada maternity and parental leave child care funding early childhood education and care federal budget women's participation in the labour force Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:05:19 +0000 10354 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Parental benefits in Canada: Which way forward? http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/03/parental-benefits-canada-which-way-forward <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>SUMMARY</p> <p>Canada’s employment insurance (EI) system provides special benefits for parents who take a temporary leave from paid work to care for a newborn or newly adopted child. The system in place today was first launched 46 years ago, and while it has evolved incrementally in those 46 years, it is arguable that these modest changes have not kept pace with the needs of Canadian families or the Canadian labour market.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Research, policy & practice Canada maternity and parental leave employment insurance female participation in the labour force gender equity low-income paid leave Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:58:16 +0000 10352 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Working for worthy wages: The child care compensation movement, 1970-2001 http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/03/working-worthy-wages-child-care-compensation-movement-1970- <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXECUTIVE SUMMARY</p> <p>There is a growing consensus that in order to improve the quality of child care services in the United States, the child care workforce must be better compensated, through the use of public dollars and other sources. This consensus was not present a decade ago, even within the child care community. In examining what led to such a change in climate, this paper describes the movement to improve child care compensation&nbsp;over the last quarter century as viewed by one of the leaders in that effort.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Research, policy & practice United States advocacy compensation early childhood workforce gender gap policy public education salary enhancement wages Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:49:48 +0000 10351 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Resisting the dictatorship of no alternative – super-markets or democratic spaces http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/03/resisting-dictatorship-no-alternative-%E2%80%93-super-markets-or-de <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>INTRODUCTION</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Research, policy & practice Europe capitalism democracy discourse of early childhood early childhood education and care framework neo-liberalism Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:39:03 +0000 10350 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Women and paid work http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/03/women-and-paid-work <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>INTRODUCTION</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Research, policy & practice Canada access to childcare child care female participation in the labour force gender inequity gender pay gap gendered work unpaid labour Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:32:04 +0000 10330 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Social policy in the EU—Reform barometer 2016 http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/03/social-policy-eu%E2%80%94reform-barometer-2016 <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXECUTIVE SUMMARY</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Research, policy & practice Europe affordability access early childhood education and care equality inequality integration of refugees lifelong learning policy reforms Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:22:10 +0000 10329 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Child care affordability in Australia http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/03/child-care-affordability-australia <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>INTRODUCTION</p> <p>Many Australian families are juggling paid work with raising children. Child care, both formal and&nbsp;informal, makes this intricate balancing act possible.</p> <p>The decision around whether to return to work after having children is not an easy one. Child care is&nbsp;expensive and families have to manage many important financial, family and social obligations.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Research, policy & practice Australia and New Zealand access to childcare affordable child care child care fees social policy women's participation in the labour force Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:20:06 +0000 10328 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> High stakes, clear choices: Alternative Federal Budget, 2017 http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/03/high-stakes-clear-choices-alternative-federal-budget-2017 <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>INTRODUCTION</p> <p>We are at a pivotal moment in Canadian politics. In 2015, a new Liberal government was elected on a wave of public desire for more: more empathy, more investment, more acknowledgement that we can and must do better for each other and especially for the most vulnerable. Some positive steps have been taken in this direction. But much more needs to be done to address Canada’s persistent inequalities and to get the economy moving.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Research, policy & practice Canada care economy child care economy federal budget social policy spending Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:40:26 +0000 10311 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/03/status-quo-unfinished-business-feminism-canada <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>SYNOPSIS</p> <p>Feminism has shaped the society we live in. But just how far has it brought us, and how relevant is it today? This feature documentary zeroes in on key concerns such as violence against women, access to abortion, and universal childcare, asking how much progress we have truly made on these issues. Rich with archival material and startling contemporary stories, Status Quo? uncovers answers that are provocative and at times shocking.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Research, policy & practice Canada child care feminism gender equity government funding progress social mobility social policy Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:38:24 +0000 10305 at http://www.childcarecanada.org /** * @file views-view-row-rss.tpl.php * Default view template to display a item in an RSS feed. * * @ingroup views_templates */ ?> Estimating the cost of raising children: Setting the agenda for Canada http://www.childcarecanada.org/documents/research-policy-practice/17/03/estimating-cost-raising-children-setting-agenda-canada <div class="fieldgroup group-content"> <div class="content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-descriptionabstract"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>EXECUTIVE SUMMARY</p> <p>Understanding the true cost of raising a child in Canada has applications for a range of areas that are critical&nbsp;to our society’s success, including family planning and budgeting, public policies affecting families, and other services directed at families. Because so many important areas rely on this information, accuracy is paramount.&nbsp;Thus, arriving at an estimate of the cost of raising a child should rely on state-of-the-art scientific and professional knowledge.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Research, policy & practice Canada economics childcare cost of raising a child fiscal policy housing public policy tool Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:13:30 +0000 10295 at http://www.childcarecanada.org