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ERIC Number: ED581994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar-8
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2226-7077
How Does Access to Early Childhood Services Affect the Participation of Women in the Labour Market? Education Indicators in Focus. No. 59
OECD Publishing
While the benefits of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to better learning are now widely acknowledged, a widespread and accessible provision for these services also helps support gender equality in the workforce. In particular, the availability, intensity, reliability and affordability of ECEC play an important role in engaging women full time in the labour market. While ECEC has experienced a surge of policy attention over the last decades, wide variations still exist across countries and its costs remains a barrier to accessing paid work for poor families and lone parents, mostly mothers. More efforts are needed to increase the provision and accessibility of free ECEC services, especially for children under the age of 3.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (France)
Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United States; Slovakia; Canada; Poland; New Zealand; Czech Republic; United Kingdom; Latvia; Japan; Finland; Slovenia; Australia; Israel; Lithuania; Spain; Netherlands; Hungary; Switzerland; Estonia; South Korea; Iceland; Austria; Luxembourg; Belgium; Greece; France; Sweden; Portugal; Germany; Norway; Denmark