Publications on Child and Adolescent Safety






  • Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) and its long-term effects on educational and labour market outcomes October 13, 2016

    Janna van Belle

    Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) provision is associated with positive social and economic outcomes, both in the short and long term. These outcomes depend on policy decisions with regards to the number of hours that are offered, the age at which the entitlement starts, the type of ECEC care, and the costs for parents from various backgrounds. We discuss existing differences between EU countries in ECEC implementation and outcomes.

  • Education of EU migrant children in EU Member States November 16, 2016

    Emma Harte, Facundo Herrera, Martin Stepanek

    This policy brief examines intra-EU mobility with a focus on EU migrant children in education. It examines some of the literature and data on the topic to identify key differences between both groups. Next, it outlines some policies and practices aimed at improving educational outcomes and progression of migrants. Using case studies, the brief illustrates how particular programmes respond to the demands and challenges in education systems.

  • Maternity leave policies: Trade-offs between labour market demands and health benefits for children October 12, 2016

    Lucy Strang, Miriam Broeks

    This brief examines maternity and parental leave provision across European countries and its potential impact on the breastfeeding of very young babies (up to 6-months). We also consider economic factors of potential extension of maternity leave provision to 6 months, such as costs to businesses, effects on the female labour market attachment, and wider consequences (benefits and costs) for individuals, families, employers and the wider society.