New University of Calgary Study: Labour force participation rate of women with young children

A study by the University of Calgary, School of Public Policy, Labour Force Participation Rate of Women with Young Children, has found that in Alberta, the percentage of women with young children and an employed spouse, who are active in the workforce has remained unchanged since the early 1990s. The labour force participation rate is… Continue reading New University of Calgary Study: Labour force participation rate of women with young children

Child Care Parent Fee Subsidies Explained

Child Care Parent Fee Subsidies Explained (and why they are not the solution to making child care affordable for all) Today, countries with the most successful child care systems fund services through operational (supply-side) funding. However, this funding model is relatively limited in Canada, outside of Quebec and, to some extent, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Prince… Continue reading Child Care Parent Fee Subsidies Explained

New Report examines Child Care Provision and Women’s Careers in Firms

A new research paper has been released that investigates the impact of government provided child care on women’s careers. Using a unique employer-employee matched dataset from Germany and persistent county level differences in government provided child care between East and West Germany, we find that women and, particularly mothers, earn higher salaries if child care… Continue reading New Report examines Child Care Provision and Women’s Careers in Firms

How are Early Learning and Child Care Services Funded in Canada Now?

In most of Canada, regulated or licensed child care is not directly “funded” by government.  This means that the costs of operating a child care program—staffing, facility costs, food, supplies and equipment—are financed mostly through parent fees. As a consequence, parent fees for regulated child care are very high, except in Quebec where parent fees are capped at a… Continue reading How are Early Learning and Child Care Services Funded in Canada Now?

New European Study Explores the Gender Employment Gap

A new European study by Eurofound: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, explores the main characteristics and the evolution of gender gaps in labour market participation, employment and economic status. It looks at the main determinants of female labour market participation, investigating the interplay with individual and household characteristics. It examines the economic… Continue reading New European Study Explores the Gender Employment Gap

New study: Canada’s Early Childhood Education and Care Policy is Evolving

In Canada’s early childhood education and care policy: Still a laggard? (2009), Rianne Mahon examines how policy is changing throughout Canada. Canada’s early childhood education and care (ECEC) system has fared poorly in recent international comparisons. Its laggard status can be attributed to the “liberal” character of its social policy regime and to the federal… Continue reading New study: Canada’s Early Childhood Education and Care Policy is Evolving

New StatsCan report: Closing the Gap in Health and Education Outcomes for Indigenous Children

Statistics Canada released a new report, Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities: Closing the gap in health and education outcomes for Indigenous children in Canada, on June 8, 2017. The  study found evidence that Indigenous early childhood development programs such as Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities (AHSUNC) are associated with… Continue reading New StatsCan report: Closing the Gap in Health and Education Outcomes for Indigenous Children

Manitoba Child Care Amendment Announcement brings both Praise and Concern

    On November 21, 2017, Manitoba Families Minister Scott Field tabled the Community Child Care Standards Amendment Act, which introduced legislative changes to child care. According to the Throne Speech, the act aims to: create new child care spaces reduce wait times eliminate red tape for early childhood educators foster better outcomes for families with young… Continue reading Manitoba Child Care Amendment Announcement brings both Praise and Concern

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Les modifications annoncées en matière de garde d’enfants au Manitoba s’attirent des éloges, mais soulèvent aussi des inquiétudes

Le 21 novembre 2017, le ministre de la Famille Scott Fielding a déposé la Loi modifiant la Loi sur la garde d’enfants qui contient de nouvelles mesures législatives. En vertu du discours du Trône, la loi vise à : créer des places de garderie, réduire les délais d’attente, éliminer les lourdeurs administratives, produire de meilleurs résultats… Continue reading Les modifications annoncées en matière de garde d’enfants au Manitoba s’attirent des éloges, mais soulèvent aussi des inquiétudes

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