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The Condition of Britain briefing 1: Raising a family, 05/11/13 [E/NI/S/W]

This briefing for IPPR explores the pressures on UK families of all kinds, and considers how they can be helped to thrive in an era of limited public budgets, uncertain growth and shifting pressures on family life.

In particular, it asks: What role should community institutions like children’s centres play in helping parents to overcome isolation and build relationships of support with one another?; Should family time be protected from the labour market by more generous paid leave?; Would it be better to spend scarce public resources on better childcare and parental leave, rather than maintaining or increasing the value of cash benefits for families?

For full details see the IPPR website.

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The Condition of Britain briefing 1: Raising a family