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Helping families: childcare, early education and the work-life balance

Briefing note
Since Labour came to power in May 1997, there have been substantial increases in spending aimed at helping families with formal childcare, early education and the worklife balance. We look at the effects of these reforms and at the proposals of the parties in this area.

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