Affordable child care

The living wage should be high enough to cover childcare costs or childcare costs need to be reduced. You need to be earning a substantive wage to meet childcare costs.  

Women need to have the option – to go back to work or stay at home. People are being coerced into behaviours which don’t necessarily suit their family circumstances.

The effects cut across many areas. There’s a maximum payment in Denmark for childcare and it’s subsidised.

People told stories of being employed but not being able to afford to go to work. You have to work full time to pay your nursery fees to see your children very little yet nursery staff are paid very little.

It doesn’t add up.

 

Why the contribution is important

This is important because everyone in society should invest in children as they are the future, regardless of whether they have children or not.

Otherwise, we have problems further down the line.

by FairerScotlandAdmin2 on October 30, 2015 at 02:46PM

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