The mother of all paradoxes: November 2009 Article in Prospect Magazine (UK) (broken link)

"The mother of all paradoxes. Stronger maternity rights can help mothers, but they will hurt employers and women in general." London School of Economics Senior Research Fellow, Dr Catherine Hakim, argues against expanded maternity/parental leave (EI) saying it does not…

Letter to the Toronto Star Editor in response to: “Daycare spaces or $100 cheques?”

"Pay parents for their work" Toronto Star, Sep 23, 2008, pg. AA.7 Re: Editorial, Sept. 20 titled "Daycare spaces or $100 cheques?"This editorial asks the wrong question. The question is When will all children and parents in Canada be treated…

Parent-Child Attachment Now a Political Issue in Britain. New Report from ex-leader of Conservatives says government should stop pressuring parents to use daycare centres

Parent-Child Attachment Now a Political Issue in Britain. New Report from ex-leader of Conservatives says government should stop pressuring parents to use daycare centres London Times Online editorial by report sponsor, former Conservative Party Leader, Iain Duncan Smith: “Think tank:…

A brilliant answer to those 2nd-wave feminists who oppose who hate mums who look after their own children—Atlantic Monthly article: “I Choose My Choice”

A brilliant answer to those 2nd-wave feminists who oppose who hate mums who look after their own children. July 2008. Atlantic Monthly - web article: "I Choose My Choice" See also these Kids First news updates: Second wave feminist, Erica Jong,…

Background to All-Day Kindergarten: The “Integration” Agenda to Merge Daycare and School

Analysis by Kids First of the “Blueprint Paper” for Child & Family Policy by the OECD, UNESCO and World Bank. Quotes from, links to, and Kids First commentary on the key ideological strategy document behind daycare and all-day kindergarten: STATED…

Corporate Welfare: Labour Force expansion policies: The OECD and the World Bank seek a larger, globalized, more “flexible” Labour Force

Corporate Welfare: Labour Force expansion policies (cat link): The OECD and the World Bank seek a larger, globalized, more “flexible” Labour Force. Importing low-wage labour means higher profits through lower wages. This Guardian article describes the situation in Europe. “Putting…

HELP spokesman Paul Kershaw seeks neo-liberal state coersion of parents’ child rearing decisions.

HELP spokesman Paul Kershaw seeks neo-liberal state coersion of parents’ child rearing decisions. Read excerpts from chapter 10, “Carefair: Gendering Citizenship ‘Neo-Liberal’ Style (google books),” by Paul Kershaw, leading spokesperson at Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) and leading child/family policy…

Watch your language! A word on words: "work", "stay-at-home mum", "single-earner

In the income-splitting and child-care debates, it is important not to devalue the work parents—especially women—do looking after our own children or any other form of unpaid, uncommodified work. The daycare lobby devalues this work already—we do not need to…

Working Mothers: Most mothers are not at full-time paid jobs

WORKING MOTHERS Most mothers are not at full-time paid jobs. Only about 6%—not 70% as we are told—of mothers of children under 3 are at full time jobs.These graphs (download PDF here) present a breakdown of mothers’ labour force participation…

Britain’s Daily Mail finds Swedish woman are asking for an end to daycare discrimination

Britain’s Daily Mail finds Swedish woman are asking for an end to daycare discrimination: women are far from equal after 30 years of policy discriminating against parental child care. Parents in Britain—and Canada—take note! Nov 26, 2007. Daiy Mail -…