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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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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.
The most famous nursery schools in the world - and what they can teach us 4 Dec 2018 | Europe
After seven decades of tinkering and revision, what a visitor will see in Reggio’s schools today are a series of design choices and principles that run counter to the way most of the world does ‘school.’
2018 Provinical reports and supporting material on child and family poverty: Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia 28 Nov 2018 | Canada
Six Campaign 2000 provincial partners released annual report cards on child and family poverty – all are calling for bold action against poverty. The provincial reports are from: Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Manitoba (forthcoming), Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
Ontario child poverty infographics & media release 28 Nov 2018 | Ontario
Ontario Campaign 2000 renews the call for ending child and family poverty to be a top priority for the Ontario government in their media release. Infographics summarize the key messages: poverty, income security, workers' rights, universal childcare, and affordable housing.

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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