Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services

This flagship report from Eurofound, Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services, brings together in-depth contributions in the area of the quality of society and public services, based mainly on research carried out since 2016. Recognizing the fact that the quality of people’s lives is profoundly influenced by their access to… Continue reading Challenges and prospects in the EU: Quality of life and public services

New Report: Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Supporting and growing women-owned businesses In the first of five reports, the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders recommend, “Considering ways that childcare benefits and other family policies could be updated to equalize the ‘family economics’ calculation for women entrepreneurs”. Specifically, the group notes, “We recognize that Canada and the… Continue reading New Report: Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Lost Opportunities, Lost Incomes

Why families in England need further reform of childcare and early education to get into work Released Jan 1, 2018, this new analysis, Lost Opportunities, Lost Incomes, by Save the Children illustrates that parents- particularly mothers- of young children in England are struggling to get into work. This analysis reveals that, despite significant reforms to… Continue reading Lost Opportunities, Lost Incomes

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

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