How Labour has neglected the two-parent family (UK)

The Evening Standard 30 Oct 06
More mothers will be encouraged to hand over their children to state-run nurseries and go out to work under Labour’s latest drive combat child poverty. Work and Pensions Secretary John Hutton yesterday said that Labour’s plans to extend childcare places will provide women with a “world of employment opportunities”.A major report commission by the Government has found that traditional two parent families are getting a raw deal from the state compared to single mothers. It found that lone parents receive help to find work and support for childcare. But couples with children are virtually invisible to public services because it is assumed their life is easier. But the report found that two parent families are also struggling to make ends meet and should also be offered assistance from the state.

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