Saturday, January 05, 2008

BBC News - " Labour 'failing working parents' "

Labour 'failing working parents'

This area is a minefield. When you look at the family make-up of the kids in poverty the biggest group is those with 2 working parents. It seems crazy.

Personally, I think it's good to have a parent at home with pre-school kids, but once they are at school it makes sense to reward parents who want to rejoin the workforce. I'm not sure the government are yet providing sufficient support to enable either of these situations to happen for most families.