(From First Call:) The Health Council of Canada has released a report based on consultations with health care workers about what programs and strategies are making a difference in the health of Aboriginal mothers and young children. Key messages from the report: There is growing recognition that the living conditions and circumstances of people’s [...]
(From Healthy Families:) In December of 2010 the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto released a study suggesting that there was little evidence that offering Canadian families a full year of parental leave has improved early childhood development. Additionally the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has released a study that found [...]
(From Healthy Families:) Can the way you parent really affect your child’s mental health? A recent study of 214 children and their mothers revealed that a good match between the child’s personality and parenting styles is a huge factor in reducing the child’s risk of depression and anxiety. In situations where parenting styles did [...]
(From Healthy Families:) More involved than ever before, yet also more absent. That’s the contradictory nature of fathering today, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center, a US-based social thinktank. In the report, A Tale of Two Fathers, Pew analysts look at data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) and [...]
(From First Call:) In this working paper, Children’s right to play: An examination of the importance of play in the lives of children worldwide, Wendy Russell and Stuart Lester of the UK’s University of Gloucestershire discuss why play is fundamental to the health and well-being of children. They argue that both state signatories to [...]
Understanding and improving Aboriginal maternal and child health in Canada Report from the Health Council of Canada summarizes and discusses a series of regional sessions across Canada that aimed to “learn what programs and strategies are making a difference in the health of Aboriginal mothers and young children”; importance of early childhood education programs highlighted.
Women in Canada: A gender-based statistical report. 6th Edition, 2010-2011 Report from Statistics Canada “provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women’s family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more”.
(From Healthy Families:) Just announced late last month, Statistics Canada will no longer collect and publish data on the annual marriage and divorce rates in Canada. The decision, according to Statistics Canada, is a cost-cutting move which will save the embattled agency approximately $250, 000.00 per year. But as several commentators have pointed out in [...]
(From NRCPFC:) Who are the Infants in Out-of-Home Care? Studying children in out-of-home care is laden with challenges. One of these challenges lies in the fact that there is considerable diversity in the population of children. The authors of this Chapin Hall issue brief argue that infants represent a distinctive subset of the out-of-home care [...]
(From CRRU:) Maternal employment and child socio-emotional behaviour in the UK: Longitudinal evidence from the UK Millennium Cohort Study Research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health finds there is “no evidence of detrimental effects of maternal employment in the early years on subsequent child socio-emotional behaviour”