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Immigrants admitted to Canada as Children – They participate in postsecondary education more often than the overall population

Immigrants admitted as children participate in postsecondary education more often than the overall Canadian population, with those admitted at younger ages participating the most Participation in postsecondary education was relatively high for immigrants admitted to Canada before the age of 15. This observation is based on tax filers who were between the age of 18 … Continue reading

Children’s Career Aspirations – They have little in common with projected workforce needs survey finds

Education and Employers, today launched a landmark report, Drawing the Future, which revealed that the difference between children’s career aspirations from age seven to 17 are marginal, and too often based on gender stereotypes, socio-economic backgrounds and by TV, film and radio. The report also shows that some sectors vital for economic health look set … Continue reading

Children of Refugees in US – They fare better than children of other immigrants research finds

There are reasons to believe that refugees’ children may be particularly vulnerable to poor developmental and academic outcomes, given that their parents—and possibly the children themselves—fled violence and persecution, often arriving in the United States with little to no economic resources, social networks, or understanding of the country’s language and culture. For these reasons, one … Continue reading

Ireland – The proportion of families lacking one or more basic goods or services rose by almost one third

A SIX YEAR ESRI study involving almost 20,000 children has detailed the dramatic effect the recession has had on the economic vulnerability of families. The Growing up in Ireland study has continued interviewing two different groups of children, one of which was born in 1998 and the other in 2008. Both groups and their parents … Continue reading

UK / Men with children 1.4x more likely to work than those without

British fathers are more likely to be in employment than their childless counterparts. But when it comes to women, having a child reduces your chances of being in work. We look at the data for every age group to see what’s happening Continue reading

Unemployment in America from a Child’s Perspective

The report Unemployment from a Child’s Perspective written by Julia Isaacs examines unemployment from a child’s perspective, reporting that 6.2 million children lived in families with unemployed parents in 2012. ( Adapted chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor to follow) When a parent loses a job, the entire family is affected, including the children. Money is suddenly tighter, and what … Continue reading

Canada / Federal Court / Employers have a duty to accommodate “childcare obligations”

On January 31st, 2013 a Federal Court judge affirmed a 2010 ruling of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that said that employers have a duty to accommodate “childcare obligations” as a component of their duty to accommodate an employee’s “family status.” The facts of the case have left many Canadians, both employees and employers, asking … Continue reading

US / Married adults who raise children are 56 percent more likely to be poor

Most parents with below-poverty incomes who are raising minor children are married. according to Married … without Means Poverty and Economic Hardship Among Married Americans by Shawn Fremstad The failure of many policy elites to recognize the extent of marital poverty covers up the profound economic struggles of millions of married parents. The paper concludes that to reduce … Continue reading

The Great Recession / 6.3 M children were living in families with an unemployed parent on average in 2012

“Economic conditions for children today are similar to those of a year ago—and much worse than they were in 2007. Millions of families with children have not yet regained ground lost during the recession.” write Julia B. Isaacs and Olivia Healy in The Recession’s Ongoing Impact on Children, 2012: Indicators of Children’s Economic Well-Being (Adapted choosen excerpts by … Continue reading

US – Children of immigrants come out ahead

Children of immigrants are outperforming children whose family trees have deeper roots in the United States, learning more in school and then making smoother transitions into adulthood, according to sociologists at The Johns Hopkins University. Researchers Lingxin Hao and Han S. Woo tracked nearly 11,000 children from as young as age 13 into their early … Continue reading

Canada – Investment in early education

The University of British Columbia’s Human Early Learning Partnership tracks school readiness across the province. In 2006, it reported 29.6% of children were entering school not ready to learn. Last year, it reported 30.9% of children arrived in kindergarten not ready to learn. Despite the efforts, and welcome innovations like Strong Start Centres, the situation … Continue reading

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