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British Mums getting back to work thanks to grandparents childcare

British Mums getting back to work thanks to grandparents childcare | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

· A new study finds that grandparent childcare is helping mums get back to work · Extent of grandparent childcare higher than previously thought 

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UK Data Service's curator insight, November 8, 2017 5:58 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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Would more free childcare get more mothers into work?

If considered purely as a pro-employment policy, free childcare places are expensive and ineffective

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Article written by Mike Brewer, Director of the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change

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The £117 per Hour Childcare Subsidy

The £117 per Hour Childcare Subsidy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

George Osborne was out and about, last week, talking up the government's plans to get more women into work, mostly by providing childcare incentives. He wants to get another 500,000 "stay-at-home" mothers into the workplace by the beginning of 2016, reportedly in order to match the female employment rate in Germany.

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Article mentions the findings of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Taxpayers’ money spent on childcare is not wasted – it’s an investment

Taxpayers’ money spent on childcare is not wasted – it’s an investment | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Fifteen hours of free childcare a week might not allow mothers to return to work immediately — but it lets them know that the state respects and supports their intention to do so in future, writes Deborah Orr
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X Factor over evidence: the failure of early years education

X Factor over evidence: the failure of early years education | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As free nursery places for three year olds fail to deliver lasting educational benefits, Dr Jo Blanden argues we need to see a sensible approach to early years policy.

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Article cites findings from ESRC's Secondary Data Analysis Initiative

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£6bn gap threatens childcare

£6bn gap threatens childcare | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A £6 billion spending gap in Alex Salmond's independence plans would "devastate" childcare provision in Scotland, the Liberal Democrats have claimed.

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The article quotes figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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PM to decline childcare tax break

PM to decline childcare tax break | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
David Cameron has revealed that he will not be taking advantage of the new tax break for childcare, worth up to £2,000 per child each year.
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Features comment on the scheme from the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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For UK women in low-paid jobs, a second child is a mixed blessing

For UK women in low-paid jobs, a second child is a mixed blessing | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Lack of childcare means mothers have to stop working and see their incomes fall, according to LSE study.

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This article refers to a a study by the ESRC funded Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics

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More childcare support needed for female entrepreneurs

More childcare support needed for female entrepreneurs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

More childcare support needed for female entrepreneurs to encourage enterprise and economic growth - Dr. Julia Rouse, Director of the Centre for Business and Society at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

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This article cites ESRC-funded research at the Centre for Business and Society and will be presented at the ESRC Festival of Social Science Event

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Sophie Wade's curator insight, November 6, 2014 10:03 PM

To date, enterprise policy has not been well integrated with childcare and maternity policies which simply don’t meet the needs of women wanting to launch a business. - That's the UK, but the US is no better.