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Early childhood education and care

Early childhood education and care

Well-trained and motivated professionals help to ensure high quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) is provided to all children and families. The European Union (EU) has been promoting this vision for a number of years. 

Who Benefits From the Child Tax Credit?

Who Benefits From the Child Tax Credit?

The Child Tax Credit (CTC) provides a cash transfer of up to $2,000 per child under age 17 to millions of families in the United States. Using the Current Population Survey, we examine the aggregate effects and distributional implications of the rules governing...

No time to spare: Exploring the middle class time squeeze

No time to spare: Exploring the middle class time squeeze

In this report, based on our qualitative research, we document the pressure that many parents experience as they try to balance paid work and caring for others. Despite more egalitarian gender discourse in the last few decades, we found that men tended to link their...

Balancing Family and Work During a Child’s First Years

Balancing Family and Work During a Child’s First Years

Pregnancy through age three is the most critical period for children’s development. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic has battered working parents of young children, with what are likely to be significant and long-lasting negative consequences. In this brief, we propose a set...

Paid leave for caregiving: Issues and answers

Paid leave for caregiving: Issues and answers

As paid leave continues to receive increased attention in the United States, taking on new urgency amid the coronavirus pandemic, the AEI-Brookings Paid Leave Project has commissioned two reports providing new research and data on medical and caregiving leave.

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