New article about childcare within the European policy agendas

Date: 15th December 2012
Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

Population Europe, a network of Europe's leading demographic research centres has published an article entitled: Our children - who cares, who pays? Exploring the link between childcare needs, mothers' participation in the labour market and childcare policies.

The article is based on the research and conclusions of the professor of sociology Chiara Saraceno who seeks to contribute to this discussion by comparing current childcare policies within Europe.

The author also reflects on the debate on childcare from different angles, including work-family reconciliation, equal opportunities between genders, and inequalities among children.

Childcare has been more and more frequently included in European policy agendas; questions such as "who should care for children, how, how much and for how long" are at the centre of the policy debate.