|Initiated by: Anna Falth||Date created: 09-Jan-2014|
The ease, cost, and availability of childcare for young children and free public education for school-age children can affect a parents’ decision to work outside the home for paid compensation, or to stay at home with the children. The 2014 Women, Business and the Law report finds that childcare subsidies, such as tax credits, and the availability of childcare, increase women’s participation in the labor force.
– In your experience, what is the impact of laws providing for tax-deductible or government subsidized childcare, public provisions of childcare and free and compulsory primary education on women’s and men’s work-life balance and women’s employment?
– In your experience, how are these laws implemented in your country? What do you find are the greatest obstacles to implementation? What would you recommend to improve the implementation of these laws?
Please share your practitioner views, observations and experiences. We would also like to hear your stories and real life experiences.