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Child care policy at the crossroads : gender and welfare state restructuring

Author: Sonya Michel; Rianne Mahon
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether childcare is seen as part of society's educational policy, welfare policy, or employment policy affects not only its form and content but also its public image. The contributors in this volume use current polices for the care of infants and preschool children to analyze debates and track the emergence of new state welfare practices across a variety of social and political configurations-and offer some  Read more...
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Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sonya Michel; Rianne Mahon
ISBN: 9781136694042 1136694048 9781315023144 1315023148 9781136693977 1136693971
OCLC Number: 1105400470
Notes: Papers from a 1999 workshop organized by and held at the Belle van Zuylen Institute for Multicultural and Comparative Gender Studies at the University of Amsterdam.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 352 p. :) il.
Contents: Gender and welfare state restructuring: through the lens of child care / Rianne Mahon --
Gender and generation: Japanese child care and the demographic crisis / Ito Peng --
The value of an educational emphasis: child care and restructuring in Spain since 1975 / Celia Valiente --
Ideology, economics, and the politics of child care in Poland before and after the transition / Jacqueline Heinen ; translated by Elizabeth Blount --
Australia: child care and state-centered feminism in a liberal welfare regime / Deborah Brennan --
The illusion of free choice: ideals of care and child care policy in the Flemish and Dutch welfare states / Monique Kremer --
Does anyone have a "libre choix"? Subversive liberalism and the politics of French child care policy / Kimberly Morgan --
"Modernization" and welfare-state restructuring in Italy: the impact on child care / Vincent Della Sala --
Dual-earner families caught in a liberal welfare regime? The politics of child care policy in Canada / Rianne Mahon and Susan Phillips --
Child care in Britain, or, how do you restructure nothing? / Vicky Randall --
More can be less: child care and welfare reform in the United States / Denise Urias Levy and Sonya Michel --
Danish child care policy: continuity rather than radical change / Anette Borchorst --
Welfare state restructuring and child care in Sweden / Christina Bergqvist and Anita Nyberg --
Against the current: child care and family policy in Quebec / Jane Jenson --
Dilemmas of child care / Sonya Michel.
Responsibility: edited by Sonya Michel and Rianne Mahon.

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