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Childcare markets: Can they deliver an equitable service?

Eva Lloyd and Helen Penn

Abstract

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 access to provision for all young children. But equitable provision within childcare markets is highly problematic, as parents pay for what they can afford and parental income inequalities persist or widen. This book presents recent, significant research from eight nations where childcare markets are the norm. It also includes research about ‘raw’ and ‘emerging’ childcare markets operating with a mi ... More

Keywords: Childcare markets, Economic systems, Marketisation, Childcare markets, Economic systems, Marketisation, Privatisation, Corporatisation, Public investment, Regulatory processes, Equitable service

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781847429339
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847429339.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eva Lloyd, editor

Helen Penn, editor

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