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Dismantling the barriers to social mobility, 13/05/14 [E/NI/S/W]
This Trades Union Congress paper asks if social mobility is going into reverse and it considers what the connections are between social mobility and inequality and what policies might help a recovery of social mobility.

Childcare Written Answer, 12/05/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Neil Bibby's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government as its paper, Childcare and female labour market participation, states that, to match Swedish participation rates, an additional 104,000 women would need to enter the workforce, how long it would take its proposed childcare policy to get this amount of additional women into employment, and, as only 64,000 women with young children are considered economically inactive, what further action would be required.

Childcare Written Answer, 09/05/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Neil Bibby's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government whether it has carried out economic modelling on providing 1,140 hours of childcare for (a) half of two-year-olds and all three and four-year-olds and (b) all children aged one to four, and, if so, whether it will publish this.

Quality childcare 'boosts school attainment', 04/05/14 [S]
High-quality nursery education helps improve performance at school at all ages, a Scottish Government research paper has highlighted.

Childcare Written Answer, 02/05/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Ken Macintosh's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what labour market factors are different between Sweden and Scotland apart from childcare and whether these factors could impact on Scotland achieving a similar rate of female participation.

Childcare Written Answer, 02/05/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Ken Macintosh's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what the cost would be of the third phase of its childcare proposals as outlined in its white paper on independence; and what its position is on the analysis of the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) that the third phase of the childcare proposals as outlined in the white paper on independence would cost 1.2 billion.

Childcare Written Answer, 02/05/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Ken Macintosh's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what analysis it has made of the possibility of women already in the labour market increasing their hours of work rather than an overall increase in labour market participation as a result of its proposals for childcare in an independent Scotland.

Childcare Written Answer, 02/05/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Kezia Dugdale's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what the (a) remit and (b) timescale is for its review of the childcare workforce; who is on the review panel, and whether it plans to publish minutes of its meetings; and whether its review of the childcare workforce will consider the economics of childcare policy.

Childcare Written Answer, 29/04/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Kezia Dugdale's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government whether its review of the childcare workforce will produce recommendations and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

Childcare Written Answer, 28/04/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Ken Macintosh's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government how many additional women would have to enter the labour market in order for Scotland to match the level in (a) Finland, (b) Norway and (c) Sweden, as outlined in its paper, Childcare and Labour Market Participation - Economic Analysis.