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Title:
Child care policy at the crossroads : gender and welfare state restructuring
Author:
Michel, Sonya, 1942-
ISBN:
9780415927055
Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, 2002.
Physical Description:
vi, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
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.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. vii -- INTRODUCTION. 1 -- Gender andWelfare State Restructuring: -- Through the Lens of Child Care. -- Rianne Mahon --Part 1. The Consequences of Weak Feminism -- CHAPTER 1. 31 -- Gender and Generation: Japanese Child Care and the Demographic Crisis. -- Ito Peng -- CHAPTER 2. 57 -- The Value of an Educational Emphasis: Child Care and Restructuring in Spain since 1975. -- Celia Valiente -- CHAPTER 3. 71 -- Ideology, Economics, and the Politics of Child Care in Poland before and after the Transition. -- Jacqueline Heinen Translated by Elizabeth Blount --Part 2. The Power of "Choice" -- CHAPTER 4. 95 -- Australia: Child Care and State-Centered Feminism in a Liberal Welfare Regime. -- Deborah Brennan -- CHAPTER 5. 113 -- The Illusion of Free Choice: Ideals of Care and Child Care Policy in the Flemish and Dutch Welfare States. -- Monique Kremer -- CHAPTER 6. 143 -- Does Anyone Have a "Libre Choix"? -- Subversive Liberalism and the Politics of French Child Care Policy. -- Kimberly Morgan -- Part 3. The Impact of Neoliberalism -- CHAPTER 7. 171 -- "Modernization" and Welfare-State Restructuring in Italy: The Impact on Child Care. -- Vincent Della Sala -- CHAPTER 8. 191 -- Dual-Earner Families Caught in a Liberal Welfare Regime? -- The Politics of Child Care Policy in Canada. -- Rianne Mahon and Susan Phillips -- CHAPTER 9. 219 -- Child Care in Britain, or, How DoYou Restructure Nothing? -- Vicky Randall -- CHAPTER 10. 239 -- More Can Be Less: Child Care and Welfare Reform in the United States. -- Denise Urias Levy and Sonya Michel --Part 4. Preserving/Creating Universalism --CHAPTER 11. 267 -- Danish Child Care Policy: Continuity Rather than Radical Change. -- Anette Borchorst -- CHAPTER 12. 287 -- Welfare State Restructuring and Child Care in Sweden. -- Christina Bergqvist and Anita Nyberg -- CHAPTER 13. 309 -- Against the Current: Child Care and Family Policy in Quebec. -- Jane Jenson --AFTERWORD. 333 -- Dilemmas of Child Care. -- Sonya Michel -- NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS 339 -- INDEX 343.
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Summary

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 conclusions about which methods work the best.


Table of Contents

Rianne MahonIto PengCelia ValienteJacqueline HeinenDeborah BrennanMonique KremerKimberly MorganVincent Della SalaRianne Mahon and Susan PhillipsVicky RandallDenise Urias Levy and Sonya MichelAnette BorchorstChristina Bergqvist and Anita NybergJane JensonSonya Michel
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: Gender and Welfare State Restructuring: Through the Lens of Child Carep. 1
Part 1. The Consequences of Weak Feminism
Chapter 1. Gender and Generation: Japanese Child Care and the Demographic Crisisp. 31
Chapter 2. The Value of an Educational Emphasis: Child Care and Restructuring in Spain since 1975p. 57
Chapter 3. Ideology, Economics, and the Politics of Child Care in Poland before and after the Transitionp. 71
Part 2. The Power of "Choice"
Chapter 4. Australia: Child Care and State-Centered Feminism in a Liberal Welfare Regimep. 95
Chapter 5. The Illusion of Free Choice: Ideals of Care and Child Care Policy in the Flemish and Dutch Welfare Statesp. 113
Chapter 6. Does Anyone Have a "Libre Choix"? Subversive Liberalism and the Politics of French Child Care Policyp. 143
Part 3. The Impact of Neoliberalism
Chapter 7. "Modernization" and Welfare-State Restructuring in Italy: The Impact on Child Carep. 171
Chapter 8. Dual-Earner Families Caught in a Liberal Welfare Regime? The Politics of Child Care Policy in Canadap. 191
Chapter 9 Child Care in Britain, or, How Do You Restructure Nothing?p. 219
Chapter 10. More Can Be Less: Child Care and Welfare Reform in the United Statesp. 239
Part 4. Preserving/Creating Universalism
Chapter 11. Danish Child Care Policy: Continuity Rather than Radical Changep. 267
Chapter 12. Welfare State Restructuring and Child Care in Swedenp. 287
Chapter 13. Against the Current: Child Care and Family Policy in Quebecp. 309
Afterword: Dilemmas of Child Carep. 333
Notes on Contributorsp. 339
Indexp. 343