http://www.ncb.org.uk/news/billions-cut-from-early-help-for-children-and-young-people Extract: ”Funding to help children and young people before their problems spiral out of control has been cut by 55%, leaving children and teenagers at greater risk of suffering longer term difficulties, new research reveals. An investigation by The Children’s Society and the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) in collaboration with Children & Young People […]
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lmac/participation-rates-in-the-uk-labour-market/2014/art-2-women.html Click on link for data – it seems that just as many women with children are in paid work as women without children. Of course many women without children also have other care responsibilities for ageing parents and for spouses and other family members, especially during periods of ill health. You can’t […]
http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2015/03/much-womens-work-unpaid-without-it-economy-would-crumble Extract: ”Canada’s national statistical agency has already thought about this: it came to the conclusion that unpaid work contributed between 30.6 and 41.4 per cent of GDP. That is a not insubstantial figure. So, why is such a huge contributor to national wealth being routinely ignored?” Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?Katrine Marçal, trans. Saskia Vogel Portobello […]
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/01/what-happens-to-a-womans-brain-when-she-becomes-a-mother/384179/ The Atlantic January 2015
http://visual.ons.gov.uk/uk-perspectives-an-overview-of-the-uk-labour-market/ ONS statistics March 2015 Just one in ten women taking care of family – but caution needed to interpret the data. Less women over 60 are now economically inactive, which accounts partly for the change, and it would also be good to know what proportion of women have children compared with 1993.