Use of childcare services in the EU Member States and progress towards the Barcelona targets

English title: Use of childcare services in the EU Member States and progress towards the Barcelona targets

Author(s): Melinda Mills - Patrick Präg - Flavia Tsang - Katia Begall - James Derbyshire - Laura Kohle - Celine Miani - Stijn Hoorens -

Language: English

Type: Report, working paper

Year: 2014

Abstract

This report provides a current analysis of Member States' progress towards meeting the 'Barcelona targets'. It initially examines the progress towards reaching the Barcelona targets by comparing and then extending the results presented in 2008. However, it also extends the previous 2008 analysis in a number of ways, namely it examines: the impact of parenthood on employment, public spending on childcare and the cost, affordability and quality of childcare. The report also summarises the extent to which the Barcelona targets have been met by Member States by the agreed deadline of 2010. Where possible, data were examined for 27 EU Member States and where available, EFTA countries Norway and Iceland, the cost, affordability and quality of childcare.

Edition: 0

Institution: RAND

Number of pages: 69

Number: 1

Series: RAND Europe Research Reports