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The Costs of Children : Parenting and Democracy in Contemporary Europe

By: Mayes, David G.
Contributor(s): Thomson, Mark.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013Description: 1 online resource (305 p.).ISBN: 9781782544258.Subject(s): Child care -- Costs | Child care services -- Europe | Sex discrimination against women -- EuropeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Costs of Children : Parenting and Democracy in Contemporary EuropeDDC classification: 362.7094 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Figures; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: childcare and democracy in the EU; 2. Social regimes and gender equality: childcare in the EU; 3. Valuation of children and childcare; 4. Childcare politics and the Norwegian fertility 'machine'; 5. A market for childcare services? Private provision and public finance in the Dutch childcare sector; 6. The impact of childcare costs for Northern Irish females; 7. What stops lone mothers from working? Insights from the UK's Millennium Cohort Study
8. The costs of caring for children before and after divorce: contradictory legal messages and their gendered effects9. Out of the frying pan, into the fire: Hungarian parental leave policies from a gender equality perspective; 10. Childcare as intergenerational support; 11. Costs and consequences for carers of vulnerable children in Australia; 12. High-qualified women and the gendered division of domestic labour: an exploratory analysis from the field of photonics; 13. Redistributing the costs of childcare and its democratic implications; Index
Summary: This informative book explores the fair allocation of the costs of childcare in European countries and suggests that better choice is required to reduce the current tendency to discriminate against mothers. The expert contributors provide an assessment of how countries can handle the fair allocation of the costs of childcare. They look at the experience within Europe in recent years and show in particular how these interrelate with the objectives of improving income, employment and social inclusion. The study's conclusion reveals that choice is the key ingredient as families have different vie
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Cover; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Figures; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: childcare and democracy in the EU; 2. Social regimes and gender equality: childcare in the EU; 3. Valuation of children and childcare; 4. Childcare politics and the Norwegian fertility 'machine'; 5. A market for childcare services? Private provision and public finance in the Dutch childcare sector; 6. The impact of childcare costs for Northern Irish females; 7. What stops lone mothers from working? Insights from the UK's Millennium Cohort Study

8. The costs of caring for children before and after divorce: contradictory legal messages and their gendered effects9. Out of the frying pan, into the fire: Hungarian parental leave policies from a gender equality perspective; 10. Childcare as intergenerational support; 11. Costs and consequences for carers of vulnerable children in Australia; 12. High-qualified women and the gendered division of domestic labour: an exploratory analysis from the field of photonics; 13. Redistributing the costs of childcare and its democratic implications; Index

This informative book explores the fair allocation of the costs of childcare in European countries and suggests that better choice is required to reduce the current tendency to discriminate against mothers. The expert contributors provide an assessment of how countries can handle the fair allocation of the costs of childcare. They look at the experience within Europe in recent years and show in particular how these interrelate with the objectives of improving income, employment and social inclusion. The study's conclusion reveals that choice is the key ingredient as families have different vie

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