Tag: Child Care

The Anti-Family Party | The Smirking Chimp

Last Thursday, 39 million American parents began receiving a monthly child allowance ($300 per child under 6, and $250 per child from 6 through 17). It’s the biggest helping hand to American families in more than 85 years. They need it. Even before the pandemic, child poverty had reached post-war records. Even non-poor families were in trouble, burdened with deepening debt and missed payments. Most were living paycheck to paycheck – so if they lost a job, they and their kids could be plunged into poverty. It’s estimated that the new monthly child allowance will cut child poverty by more than half. But every single Republican in both the House and Senate voted against the measure.

Source: The Anti-Family Party | The Smirking Chimp

Privatisation of child care laid bare: women pay high price – Michael West

 

Privatisation of child care laid bare: women pay high price – Michael West
Privatisation of child care

Why isn’t this a not for profit industry after all it’s a service for our most valuable assets (ODT)

Despite huge government subsidies of more than $8 billion a year, parents still pay an arm and a leg for this essential service. And the women who mostly do the caring and educating receive pittance wages while the landlords, developers and investors make a mint. Lisa Bryant reports.

Privatisation of child care laid bare: women pay high price – Michael West