Month: July 2023

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Policy Brief: Investing in Early Years education pays for itself

A report published by the UK’s New Economics Foundation argues that government investment in early years education pays for itself. The returns are so high that this investment pays for itself even when funded entirely through borrowing. The primary driving force behind these substantial returns lies in the significant improvements in social and economic outcomes

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Policy Brief: Early Childhood Ireland’s Budget 2024 submission

Early Childhood Ireland is calling for children to be at the heart of Early Years (EY) and School Age Care (SAC) in Ireland in its Budget 2024 submission, published last week. A large body of international evidence has established that high-quality Early Years and School Age Care experiences for children provide long-lasting benefits for them,

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Press Release: Early Childhood Ireland calls on Government to put children at the heart of Early Years and School Age Care in Budget 2024

Dublin, 13 July 2023: Early Childhood Ireland has today published its Budget 2024 submission calling for children to be at the heart of Early Years and School Age Care in Ireland. A large body of international evidence has established that high-quality Early Years and School Age Care experiences for children provide long-lasting benefits for them,

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Policy Brief: Availability, Quality, and Affordability of Early Years care

A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) looks at the availability, quality, and affordability of Early Years care in OECD countries. It looks at the differences in enrolment rates across the OECD and efforts to improve the availability of Early Years care. It also analyses the variation in out-of-pocket care

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Policy Brief: Inequality in Ireland 2023

On Tuesday, 20 June, the Think-tank for Action on Social Change launched its latest report on the state of inequality in Ireland. TASC is an independent think-tank that aims to address inequality and sustain democracy by turning analysis into action. Income Inequality According to the TASC report, income inequality fell in Ireland from 1987. The

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