Research

University of Essex Research on impact of Childcare Policy

Childcare Policy. Has it had any impact? ISER podcast 

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Measuring the well-being of children 2014

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171776_379712.pdf  ONS figures on children’s well-being 2014

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Value of Informal Care ONS, 2010, released Feb 2013

Value of Informal Care ONS 2010, released February 2013 The value of informal childcare in 2010 was £343 billion.  This is equivalent to 23 percent of GDP This study reports on the measurement of informal childcare by households which is outside the scope of National Accounts and therefore Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Formal childcare per […]

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Save Childhood Movement News and Links

Save Childhood Movement Newsletter Sept 2014- for research links See the Save Childhood Movement update for September 2014 – some excellent links to organisations, individuals, research papers etc 

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EPPSE study – Educational and Developmental Outcomes at age 16 years

Educational and developmental outcomes at age 16 DfE study  – September 2014     EPPSE It says in the conclusion that all children are influenced the most between 3 and 16 by their families.   Exactly what we’ve been saying for years!

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Study shows how ‘good mothering’ hardwires infant brain

Study shows how ‘good mothering’ hardwires infant brain Research from July 21st edition of Current Biology  

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Canada’s Universal Childcare Hurt Children and Families

Canada’s Universal Childcare Hurt Children and Families http://www.nber.org/papers/w11832  Click on link above

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Does pre-k work? It depends how picky you are

Does pre-k work? It depends how picky you are. article by Grover Whitehurst in the U.S.  Click on link above.  Extract: ‘It would be easy for someone without the training to carefully evaluate these studies or someone with a strong motive to advocate for the expansion of publicly funded pre-k to summarize this research by […]

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Baby Bonds – review of international studies of attachment

Baby Bonds – reviews international studies of attachment This report from Sutton Trust reviews international studies of attachment.  Click on link above.  March 2014

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Careers and Carers: childcare and maternal labour supply

Careers and Carers: childcare and maternal labour supply A report from The Resolution Foundation and Mumsnet   It reveals that amongst mothers not working the vast majority (around two thirds) want to remain at home raising their children.     Although this study is focussed on finding solutions to paid work the concluding chapter starts […]

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