Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

What Is the Best Policy Mix for Canada's Young Children?

by Jane Jenson, Sharon Stroick

This report builds the case that all citizens should care about the well-being of children.  Children are "nested" in multiple environments:  the child within the family, the family within the larger community of neighborhoods and workplaces, the community as defined by different geographic and political boundaries, the public institutions [such as schools] that provide community infrastructure, and the governments that provide the resources and policies that allow each of these nests to function well.  Each of these distinct spatial and political environments are also social nests in which children and, in turn, families are nurtured.

Release Date: 9 Feb 2000
Number of pages: 150
Document number: 15602
Keywords: child, community, parenting, household income, child development