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Childcare markets: Can they deliver an equitable service?

Eva Lloyd and Helen Penn (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429339
eISBN:
9781447307679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429339.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The viability, quality and sustainability of publicly supported early childhood education and care services is a lively issue in many countries, especially since the rights of the child imply equal ... More


Grandparental childcare: a reconceptualisation of family policy regimes

Debora Price, Eloi Ribe, Giorgio Di Gessa, and Karen Glaser

in Grandparenting Practices around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In this chapter we argue that to understand the ways that policy, structure and culture all shape how grandmothers help to care for children, we need to re-think our approach to these issues. We need ... More


The composition of grandparent childcare: gendered patterns in cross-national perspective

Lyn Craig, Myra Hamilton, and Judith E. Brown

in Grandparenting Practices around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Grandparents are important providers of childcare while their adult children participate in work and other activities. The literature suggests that grandmothers are more likely than grandfathers to ... More


Working and parenting in the middle years

Jane Gray, Ruth Geraghty, and David Ralph

in Family rhythms: The changing textures of family life in Ireland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091513
eISBN:
9781526109972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091513.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses changes in the ‘middle years’ when people expend most energy caring for those who are younger or older, while also working and contributing taxes that enable the state to ... More


An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, and Jane Waldfogel (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310518
eISBN:
9781447310549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Providing early education and care (ECEC) which is both equitable and high quality is a challenge all governments are confronting. This comparative volume seeks both to broaden and to deepen our ... More


Childcare markets: an introduction

Eva Lloyd

in Childcare markets: Can they deliver an equitable service?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429339
eISBN:
9781447307679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429339.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The state's role in the provision of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services is of particular interest, since such services are closely linked to other social, educational, demographic and ... More


Future directions for a mature UK childcare market

Philip Blackburn

in Childcare markets: Can they deliver an equitable service?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429339
eISBN:
9781447307679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429339.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Equitable access to childcare in the UK is largely choreographed by a dominant pay-as-you-go private market, which is now categorised as mature in macroeconomic terms. This chapter concentrates on ... More


Local providers and loyal parents: competition and consumer choice in the Dutch childcare market

Janneke Plantenga

in Childcare markets: Can they deliver an equitable service?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429339
eISBN:
9781447307679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429339.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The Dutch childcare sector was completely reorganised by the introduction of the 2005 Childcare Act. This Act was perceived as a thoroughly modern piece of legislation, because financial support is ... More


Childcare markets and government intervention

Gillian Paull

in Childcare markets: Can they deliver an equitable service?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429339
eISBN:
9781447307679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429339.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

At the start of this chapter the author posits that it is simply not feasible to summarise into a single comparative framework the diverse ways in which the unique characteristics of childcare have ... More


A More Gender-Equal Scotland? Childcare Policy in Scotland after the Independence Referendum

Craig McAngus and Kirstein Rummery

in A Wealthier, Fairer Scotland: The Political Economy of Constitutional Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474416429
eISBN:
9781474435185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416429.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The independence referendum campaign provided opportunity to focus on and debate a number of policy areas that may have been strongly affected by Scottish independence. One of these policy areas was ... More


Experts and childcare ‘bibles’: mothers and advice literature

Angela Davis

in Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England, 1945-2000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719084553
eISBN:
9781781702109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084553.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter examines how ideas of the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ mother were conveyed to women through the writings of childcare experts. It considers the work of principal authorities on child development who ... More


Working and caring: women's labour inside and outside the home

Angela Davis

in Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England, 1945-2000

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719084553
eISBN:
9781781702109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084553.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Women in post-war England lived through a reconceptualisation of women’s work. Attitudes towards working mothers were often contradictory though. The chapter therefore uncovers the deep ambivalence ... More


Grandparenting in the context of care for grandchildren by foreign domestic workers

Shirley Hsiao-li Sun

in Contemporary grandparenting: Changing family relationships in global contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429681
eISBN:
9781447307624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429681.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Interview data collected on the topic of ‘the best caregiver for children up to three years of age’ in Singapore lends substantial support to the intergenerational solidarity perspective. At the same ... More


‘The ties that bind’: ill health and caring and their impact on the low-pay, no-pay cycle

Tracy Shildrick, Robert MacDonald, Colin Webster, and Kayleigh Garthwaite

in Poverty and insecurity: Life in low-pay, no-pay Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847429117
eISBN:
9781447307907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429117.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter shifts attention from ‘the demand side’ of employment – or at least interviewees’ experiences of the forms of work on offer – to ‘supply-side’ factors that sometimes inhibited engagement ... More


The path to post-recession prosperity

Tamara Draut

in The squeezed middle: The pressure on ordinary workers in America and Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447308942
eISBN:
9781447310822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308942.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter argues that the political response to the current recession must ensure that the return to growth results in broad-based prosperity that benefits all workers. The single-minded focus on ... More


Gender equality: Parental Leave design and evaluating its effects on fathers’ participation

Ann-Zofie Duvander, Guðný Björk Eydal, Berit Brandth, Ingólfur V. Gíslason, Johanna Lammi-Taskula, and Tine Rostgaard

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter is about the design of Parental Leave policy and its relationship to leave-taking by fathers and gender equality more generally. The Nordic countries have historically emphasised gender ... More


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