The Life in the UK handbook boasts that Britain ‘became the largest empire the world has ever seen’ with railways...
Sophie MoullinI so appreciate this searing piece on the “life in the UK” citizenship test. “Hardy...is referred to as a rural writer, appealing to nostalgia for a timeless pastoral” 😭
Angelique Richardson | ‘H. and I are going to rebel’ · LRB 31 July 2020
Sophie Moullin"In tethering child care subsidies to mandatory employment, lawmakers transformed what feminists had initially envisioned as an entitlement for all mothers into a lever for punitive policy toward poor and low-income mothers."
The Equal Pay Amendment Bill, which focuses on pay equity between women and men in similar industries, has passed unanimously in New Zealand.
Sophie MoullinEvery country needs this, because the majority of the gender pay gap is between occupations— New NZ bill sets clear guidelines for comparing pay between female-and male- dominated with “substantially similar skills, responsibility, and service”
Thread by @SophieMoullin: #Biden's #childcare proposal seems to mix 2-3 policy approaches: 1. Public pre-K for 3 & 4 year olds. 2. (a) Tar any childcare for 0-5 ($8k/ child) _OR_ (b) A subsidy for a private childcare place up to 7% family income....
Sophie Moullinunrolled --- thread on #childcare following Biden's announcement here
The effects of regulations governing staff-child ratio, group size, and staff qualifications in child care centers are estimated, using data on a samp…
Sophie Moullin7/ A higher min. wage obviously helps the 'low skilled', but it doesn't exorcize the, frankly sexist and racist, idea that care work is low skilled. In the US, private childcare providers have met stronger state regulations by *reducing* care workers’ pay.
There is mounting evidence that high quality early years provision can have lasting positive effects, not only on the children who participate but on society overall. According to a recent study, children who attended high quality childcare with...
Sophie Moullin6/ Even when credentials and standards are increased w subsidies for childcare, it does not necessarily result in higher quality, or better pay. It didn't in the UK
This report critically engages with the arguments and ideas put forward in childcare minister Liz Truss' paper Affordable Quality . Despite major advances over the last 15 years, childcare in the …
Sophie Moullin1/ Demand-led public subsidies do not reduce costs. AUZ in 90s: subsidizes parents --> providers increase fees in line with subsidies. NZ in 2000s: funds supply --> incentivizes quality *and* reduces gov spend per child.
Investigative journalism and critical commentary challenging the exclusion of women's and LGBTIQ voices from public debates around the world.
Sophie MoullinBut then there’s this: @openDemocracy investigation reveals ‘traumatic’ incidents defying WHO guidelines in 45 countries – as experts warn of ‘tens of thousands’ of extra maternal deaths.