Childbearing, parenting and homemaking are essential to a healthy society and deserve to be respected and supported.
These essential social functions are not valued in our present economic measuring systems (the Gross Domestic Product, for example). As a result, these vital domestic responsibilities are devalued in our market-based society.
The Green Party recognizes child care responsibilities:
Give women the right to a year's parental leave from work with a guaranteed right to return.
Provide on-site child care in work places above a certain size.
Make job sharing options available to give people the choice of part-time work.
Give people financial incentives to save money for children.