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Child Care Availability, Quality and Affordability : Are Local Problems Related to Maternal Labour Supply? /

by Breunig, Robert | Australia. Treasury | Gong, Xiaodong.

Publisher: Parkes, ACT Australia. Treasury 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Treasury working paper ; no. 2010-02.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: We examine whether subjective responses to survey questions about child care availability, quality, and cost, aggregated at the local geographical level, have any explanatory power in models of workforce participation and labour supply. We find that married women who live in areas with more reports of lack of availability, low quality, or costly childcare work less than women in areas with fewer reported difficulties with child care. We find this effect on both the hours of labour supplied and on the part-time/full-time choice. We find almost no effects for lone parents.Availability: (1)

Child care quality in Australia . /

by Rush, Emma.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Australia Institute 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Childhood matters : the report on the inquiry into early childhood education. /

by Australia. Parliament. Senate. Employment, Education and Training.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Committee 1996Description: xvii, 171 p. ; 25 cm.Notes: July 1996. Chair: Senator Rosemary Crowley. See: p.153 : Brotherhood of St Laurence submission.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Counting kids : developing a new national collection for childcare and preschool services. /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:18:46 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Doing better for families /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2011Description: 275 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references.Summary: All OECD governments want to give parents more choice in their work and family decisions. This book looks at the different ways in which governments support families. It seeks to provide answers to questions like: Is spending on family benefits going up, and how does it vary by the age of the child? Has the crisis affected public support for families? What is the best way of helping adults to have the number of children they desire? What are the effects of parental leave programs on female labour supply and on child well-being? Are childcare costs a barrier to parental employment and can flexible workplace options help? What is the best time for mothers to go back to work after childbirth? And what are the best policies to reduce poverty among sole parents?Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Early childhood development workforce /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 Bibliography : p. 411-474Summary: The early childhood development sector contributes to the positive early life outcomes experienced by the majority of young children in Australia. The sector provides early childhood education and care, child health and family support services to over 1.5 million children. This report looks at early childhood development services primarily used by children up to school age and their families -- OverviewAvailability: (1)

Effects of child care demands and policies on household labour supply in Australia . /

by Doiron, Denise | Kalb, Guyonne.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Family and Community Services 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 75-77) "FaCS1765.0503"--Back cover.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Enhanced outcomes : The Placement Changes Project : research report. /

by Victoria. Department of Human Services. Protection and Care Branch.

Publisher: 1997Description: 67 p. + appendices.Notes: March 1997 Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-63)Availability: No items available

Family day care : a study of three Melbourne projects. Dissertation for Sociology 401, Monash University /

by Lippmann, Leonora.

Publisher: 1975Description: 162 p. Bibliography.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Family day care : more than twenty years on. /

by Quagliana, Joan.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. unpub. 1990Description: Unpaged.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

First three years project : phase 1 report. /

by McLoughlin, June | Nagorcka, Jeanette | Centre for Community Child Health.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Centre for Community Child Health 1999Description: 93 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: First Three Years Project - Stage ISummary: There is currently an increasing international awareness of the importance of the early years of childhood in determining longer term outcomes for children. A growing body of evidence suggests that behaviour problems, success at school, and mental and physical health are greatly influenced by the care and experiences of early childhood. Recent neurological research challenges long held assumptions that brain development and structure are solely genetically determined. It provides evidence that the actual structure of the brain is greatly influenced by environmental factors throughout pregnancy and then after birth, particularly in the first three years of life. Early experiences of nurturing care and stimulation have a positive effect on the wiring of the brain, which in turn positively influences development, ability to learn and the capacity to regulate emotions. Conversely, negative early experiences can have a detrimental effect on brain development and subsequently compromise development, learning and regulation of emotion (Shore 1998). These findings have major implications for family and children’s services, suggesting that the greatest benefits will be achieved through prevention and early intervention in the early years of life, supported by appropriate interventions through later developmental stages. In response to this emerging evidence, a group of Australian academics, practitioners and government officials established the National Initiative for the Early Years (NIFTEY) in early 1999. NIFTEY’s objectives are to educate the general public about the importance of the first three years of life and the need for action to provide all children with the best possible early life, and to achieve better integration of policies and programs for young children across government and society. [Introduction - Extract]Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1). Lost (1).

Future child care provision in Australia : Task Force final report. /

by Australia. Economic Planning Advisory Commission | Australia. Economic Planning Advisory Commission. Child Care Task Force.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AGPS 1996Description: 149 p. ; 27 cm.Notes: November 1996Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Future child care provision in Australia: comments on the report of the Economic Planning Advisory Commission Child Care Task Force /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1996Description: 10 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: October 1996Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

How Responsive is Female Labour Supply to Child Care Costs - New Australian Estimates /

by Gong, Xiaodong | Australia. The Treasury | Breunig, Robert | King, Anthony.

Publisher: Parkes, A.C.T. Australia. The Treasury 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The degree of responsiveness of Australian women's labour supply to child care cost has been a matter of some debate. There is a view that the level of responsiveness is very low or negligible, running counter to international and anecdotal evidence. In this paper we review the Australian and international literature on labour supply and child care, and provide improved Australian estimates of labour supply elasticities and child care demand elasticities with respect to gross child care price. We find that the limited literature in Australia has suffered from measurement error problems stemming in large part from shortcomings with data on child care price and child care usage. We use detailed child care data from three recent waves of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey (covering the period 2005 to 2007) to address these problems. We extend the standard labour supply and child care model to allow for separate effects of different child care prices for children in different age ranges and we calculate regional child care prices based upon child level information. The salient finding is that child care prices do have statistically significant effects on mothers' labour supply and child care demand. The new estimates are in line with international findings, and their robustness is supported by a validation exercise involving an alternative technique and an earlier time period.Availability: (1)

Impact of staff ratios on under 2 year olds in children's services : final report. /

by Fisher, Karen | Patulny, Roger.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2004Description: ii, 19 p.Notes: May 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p.19)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Improved outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families in early childhood education and care services : learning from good practice /

by Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care.

Publisher: North Fitzroy, Vic. Secretariat for National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012 Bibliography : p. 30-33Summary: This report explores the factors that contribute to positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services.Availability: (1)

Indigenous Australians : a new deal for a new century. /

by Cadd, Muriel.

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, `Work, wages and welfare : selected papers from the 1999 ACOSS Congress'. 2000Description: p. 83-90.Notes: The annual 1999 ACOSS Congress was held in Sydney from November 11-12 for congress: B9696 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Indigenous child care - leading the way /

by Sims, Margaret | Saggers, Sherry | Hutchins, Teresa.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

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