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The dynamics of women's poverty in Canada

Author: 
Lochhead, Clarence & Scott, Katherine
Publication Date: 
1 Mar 2000
Entered Date: 
28 Nov 2000

Women in Canada 2000

Author: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
14 Sep 2000
Entered Date: 
14 Sep 2001

A decade of decline: Poverty and income inequality in the City of Toronto in the 1990s

Author: 
United Way of Greater Toronto and Canadian Council on Social Development
Publication Date: 
9 Mar 2002
Entered Date: 
15 Jun 2000

Why Canada can’t work without good child care: How early childhood education and care supports the economy

Martha Friendly
September 2008

Many economists argue that government spending on people should not be contracting when the economy needs stimulation . Failing to invest in people - especially through investments like good quality early childhood education and child care - is bad economics. The evidence shows that universal community-based systems of high quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) are part of the backbone of strong economies: ECEC has short-term, medium-term and long-term economic and social impacts on children, their parents, the labourforce, local economies and the larger economy.

The OECD and the reconciliation agenda: Competing blueprints

Rianne Mahon
Occasional paper 20
July 2005
34pp
$10

Across advanced capitalist countries, welfare state restructuring has come to include a "farewell to maternalism" - i.e. to the political support for mothers' fulltime domestic caregiving role (Orloff, 2004). For some, the "farewell" is identified with the withdrawal of support for mother-caregivers, especially in the form of the shift from "welfare to workfare" for lone parents. Yet it also involves the prescription of measures to reconcile work and family life.

Fact and fantasy: Eight myths about early childhood education and care - Summary

Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky, Economics, Division of Management, University of Toronto at Scarborough.
July 2003, EN & FR
6pp

This BRIEFing NOTE summarizes Fact and fantasy : Eight myths about early childhood education and care.

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Fact and fantasy: Eight myths about early childhood education and care

cover image of "Fact and fantasy: Eight myths about ECEC"
Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky, Economics, Division of Management, University of Toronto at Scarborough
July 2003
79pp
$18
ISBN 1-896051-25-1

This paper examines eight myths often used to argue against public support for early childhood education and care. Its main objective is to respond to these eight myths, to subject them and associated research to critical scrutiny, and to respond in a popular fashion. Research evidence and logic are combined to provide a readable, economically-oriented critique to these frequently heard assertions. The myths are:

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