An inclusive system of parental support : submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into paid maternity, paternity and parental leave /Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: PDFSubject(s): Low Income Families Economic Aspects | Child Development | Parental LeaveOnline Resources: Electronic copy
June 2008 Bibliography p. 6
A well-designed system of paid maternity, paternity and parental leave contributes to social inclusion, a priority of the new Australian Government. There is a need to recognise the value of care, and its important impact on children's development. It is also important to promote female workforce participation, because this has positive impacts on the individual, families and on society. The challenges of the ageing of the population also make it an economic imperative to improve the human capital of the entire workforce and increase female workforce participation.