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Parenting and labour force participation

by Dex, Shirley
Authors: Rowthorn, Robert Series: Working paper series ESRC Centre for Business Research . 74 Published by : University of Cambridge | ESRC Centre for Business Research (Cambridge) Physical details: 23 p. Subject(s): Economia do trabalho | Mercado de trabalho | Família | Condições económicas e sociais | Reino Unido Year: 1997
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Examines the economic issues implicit in current debates over the way families balance their labour force participation and family and caring responsibilities. It criticises partial views which have tended to focus on women's employment without considering wider impacts on children and the role of men. Public interests are involved in the rearing and welfare of children, and business interests in the renewal and quality of the labour force. The paper argues that from a wider perspective, many claims about economic benefits and subsidised pre-school day care and education lack economic foundation, and that government policy needs to adopt a more integrated approach to these issues.

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