Universal pre-school childcare, maternal employment and child outcomes: what can we learn from other countries?Conferences

p(subheading). Universal pre-school childcare provision is an area of policy interest both here in the UK and abroad. An international conference, organised by The ESRC Research Centre for Micro-social Change “MISOC”:https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/misoc, and the “Institute of Fiscal Studies,”:http://www.ifs.org.uk/ and aimed at policy makers, think tanks, academics and the Third Sector, will examine the approaches to universal childcare provision and funding, and the impact on maternal employment in OECD countries.

MISOC and IFS have a joint project aiming to estimate the impact of free entitlement for three and four year olds on maternal employment and child development and the conference will focus on the policy implications for pre-school childcare and early years education.

The conference will be on Wednesday 8 May at “The British Academy”:http://www.britac.ac.uk/ in London and is funded by the “Economic and Social Research Council.”:http://www.esrc.ac.uk/

Speakers will include Linda Richardson from the Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the “OECD”:http://www.oecd.org/; Daniela Del Bocca, Professor of Economics at the University of Turin and Director of “the Centre for Household Income, Labour and Demographic Economics”:http://www.child-centre.unito.it/; Michael Baker, Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto; Claire Crawford, Programme Director for the Skills Sector at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and “Mike Brewer, Professor of Economics at ISER”:https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/people/mbrewer and the Director of the ESRC Research Centre for Micro-social Change.

p(call-to-action). To book a place at this event please email “events@ifs.org.uk”:mailto:events@ifs.org.uk

Presented by:

Michael Baker, Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto. Daniela Del Boca, Professor of Economics at the University of Turin and Director of CHILD (the Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic Economics). Linda Richardson, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (Social Policy Division), OECD. Claire Crawford, Programme Director, Skills Sector at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Mike Brewer, Professor of Economics at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Director of the ESRC Centre for Micro-social Change.

Date & time:

8 May 2013 09:00 am - 8 May 2013 15:00 pm

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