Post Profile

British childcare isn't working

Rather disturbing numbers from the OECD here: Childcare costs in Britain are by far the highest in the Western world, an international study has found. Couples spend more than a third of their income on nurseries and childminders in the UK – more than three times the cost in France and Germany. A full-time nursery place for a child under two costs £222 a week, up by a third in six years.
read more


Related Posts

Women's professional self-identity impacts on childcare balance, but not men's

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

A new study finds that the more a woman self-identifies with her profession, the more paid hours she works and the less time she spends with the couple's children, but the more equal the childcare balance is between a couple. Howeve...

International Sex Survey: Britons Among The Most Promiscuous In The World

News : Huffington Post

British men and women are among the most promiscuous in the world, researchers have found. In an international index measuring one-night stands, total numbers of partners and attitudes to casual sex, Britain comes out ahead of Ameri...

Your views on the news - childcare, school dinners and British citizenship

News : Guardian News Blog

Jamie Oliver takes on Michael Gove and our readers challenge the British citizenship test Childcare costs A new report from Family Investments on childcare affordability has suggested that on average the cost of 25 hours of childcar...

Where Incomes Are High and Prices Are Low

News : Reason

Where do Americans earn the highest effective incomes -- that is, the highest incomes once you adjust for the local cost of living? Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill ran the numbers, and his is what they found: In first place is Houston, ...

How can we get childcare to be cheaper and better?

Politics / UK Politics : News

The PM is making a speech today about driving down the cost of childcare. It's a big issue. In Britain a typical working family can expect to spend more than a quarter (27%) of their net household income on childcare, one of the hig...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC