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The Childcare Resource and Research Unit is a policy research institute with a goal of early childhood education and child care for all --  fundamental  for women’s equality and a right for all children.

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Global wage report 2018/19: What lies behind gender pay gaps 11 Dec 2018 | International
This 2018/19 ILO report examines the gender pay gap and the evolution of real wages around the world, giving a unique picture of wage trends globally and by region. The report focuses on two main challenges: how to find the most useful means for measurement, and how to break down the gender pay gap in ways that best inform policy-makers and social partners of the factors that underlie it.
Life in the balance: Are women’s possible selves constrained by men’s domestic involvement? 11 Dec 2018 | United States
New meta-analyzed study suggests that women’s stereotypes about men’s stagnant or changing gender roles might subtly constrain women’s own expected work and family roles.
Why this country parcels babies in boxes 10 Dec 2018 | Europe
Originally established in 1938 to combat infant mortality, the Finnish tradition of baby boxes has since become a shared experience connecting generations and even part of Finland’s national identity. This national program, offered to all prospective parents, is an investment in giving all children “an equal start in life”, regardless of parental income.
The care economy in post-reform China: Feminist research on unpaid and paid work and well-being 5 Dec 2018 | Asia
As China embarked on the path of economic and social reforms, social provisions from the Maoist era were dismantled, and care responsibilities shifted back from the state to the household. Using seven different surveys, the eleven contributions in this volume study the distributive consequences of post-reform care policies and the impact of unpaid care responsibilities on women’s and men’s opportunities and gender inequality.
Still a man's labor market: The slowly narrowing gender wage gap 4 Dec 2018 | International
This report argues that a multi-year analysis provides a more comprehensive picture of the gender wage gap and presents a more accurate measure of the income women actually bring home to support themselves and their families.

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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