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  • Childcare • Jobs • Economy
    Pierre Fortin - 09 April 2015
    Quebec’s low-fee childcare programme created more jobs, more than paid for itself and raised the province’s GDP
  • Women • Growth • Economics
    Mari Kiviniemi - 09 April 2015
    Women’s equality is not just a matter of fairness. It is key to a nation’s economic performance and sound governance
  • Women • Equality • Employment
    Kimberly J Morgan - 09 April 2015

    Women’s support for centre-left parties should not be taken for granted

  • Women • Equality • Industry
    Moira Nelson - 09 April 2015
    The challenges that women face in entering the labour market are multifaceted, so must be the policies which tackle them
  • Women • Childcare • Equality
    Pia Schober - 09 April 2015
    Do longer parental leave entitlements for fathers really help women?
  • Women • Caring • Productivity
    Judith Warner - 09 April 2015
    The preoccupation with ‘flexible working’ as the answer to women’s needs in the workplace can be exploited by employers
  • Innovation • Economy • Europe
    Paul Hofheinz - 02 April 2015
    Any ‘economic growth’ strategy which ignores the all-important strand of promoting, encouraging and developing innovation is doomed to fail
  • Economy • Productivity • Europe
    Robert D Atkinson - 01 April 2015
    Higher EU-wide productivity is needed to enable the progressive goal of opportunity for all
  • Finance • Economy • Recession
    Adair Turner - 30 March 2015
    How do we stop the financial system from occasionally blowing up the world and producing – as it has post 2007/8 – a severe post-crisis recession?
  • State of the Left - United Kingdom
    Hopi Sen - 21 March 2015
    An inconclusive election in May is unlikely to be followed by the same stability provided by the current coalition

The Policy Network Observatory promotes critical debate and reflection on progressive politics. It is centre-left orientated but determinedly challenges social democracy. It is pro-European but restlessly questions EU institutions and practices.

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