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Childcare can be a key component of a family’s outgoings, and the cost and availability of childcare can also have a huge impact on the hours people work, or whether they work at all. Our work focuses on the design and funding of formal childcare, and what this means for household’s work choices and disposable incomes.

Contacts

Laura Gardiner

Research Director
T: 020 3372 2954
E: laura.gardiner@resolutionfoundation.org

David Finch

Senior Research Fellow
E: david.finch@resolutionfoundation.org
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A welcome boost for ‘just about managing’ families in Scotland

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Yesterday started with a bleak assessment by the Child Poverty Action Group of the impact of ongoing welfare cuts – specifically how the two-child limit on support, which began to…
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CB40: Happy 40th birthday to child benefit! But will it last another twenty?

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Yesterday, the minimum wage celebrated its 20th birthday. Today, child benefit is having a 40th birthday bash. But, as this analysis shows, it’s become a somewhat modest affair, with (record)…
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How big is the gender parenting gap, and is it improving?

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A lot has been written about the gender pay gap, with the typical hourly pay of women in full-time work 9 per cent below that of men – down from…
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A history lesson wouldn’t hurt – at least when it comes to child poverty

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This blog originally appeared on Times Red Box.  A few years back there was an outbreak of national angst about no one studying history any more. The House of Lords…
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A hat-trick of childcare policies are being rolled out this Autumn. But is the current approach an expensive own goal?

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Childcare support is all the rage. As well as being the focus of one of the key policy announcements at Labour Conference this week, the government is rolling out not…
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Childcare is a new election battleground, so why do none of the parties get it?

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We have lost our way on childcare. No party has set out a vision for where we are trying to get as a country. Parties compete on who can invest…
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World Class: What does international evidence tell us about improving quality, access and affordability in the English childcare market

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A new Resolution Foundation report by leading childcare experts, Kitty Stewart of the LSE and Ludovica Gambaro of the Institute of Education, sets out a path for reform for the…
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Careers and Carers: Childcare and maternal labour supply

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Around two-thirds of mothers say the cost of childcare is an obstacle to them working more, reveals a new report from independent think tank the Resolution Foundation. In a survey…
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