Lost Opportunities, Lost Incomes: Why families in England need further reform of childcare and early education to get into work

Parents of young children are struggling in England to get work. Despite reforms to the childcare system in England, many parents are struggling to find work or to increase their current work hours. For instance, over 45,000 mothers with children under five are looking for work or would like to increase their hours, but are unable to do so.

This briefing presents a new analysis of how much families are missing out on in terms of opportunities, focusing specifically on mothers' earnings.

Published 2018-02-08

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