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Coming to care : the work and family lives of workers caring for vulnerable children

Author: Julia Brannen
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2007.
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Public social services are increasingly being individualised in order to better meet the differentiated needs of competent and independent citizens and to promote the effectiveness of social interventions. This book addresses this development, focusing on a new type of social services that has become crucial in the 'modernisation' of welfare states: activation services. The book discusses and analyses the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Coming to care.
Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2007
(DLC) 2008353037
(OCoLC)141381859
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Brannen
ISBN: 9781847422439 1847422438 1281741671 9781281741677
OCLC Number: 247192837
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 247 pages)
Contents: Setting the scene --
The study --
The origins of a care ethic in care workers' childhoods --
Entering care work with vulnerable children --
Care workers' careers and identities : change and continuity --
What do vulnerable children need? Understandings of care --
Experiences of care work --
Leavers, movers and stayers --
Managing care work and family life --
Conclusions and policy implications.
Responsibility: Julia Brannen [and others].

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