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Who cares? The economics of childcare in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author O'Hagan, Clare
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-24T14:15:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-24T14:15:42Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2637
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Childcare is central to women’s ability to participate in paid work. This article explores the increasing demand for childcare and women’s ability to source and retain childcare in the context of the Irish State’s neo-liberal approach to childcare provision. This article demonstrates that there are two childcare economies in Ireland—the public government supported and regulated crèche care and the informal, unregulated arrangements of private childminders. Drawing on empirical research,1 this paper examines the treatment of childcare workers by the State, “working mothers”2 and households and exposes the low economic and social value placed on childcare and childcare workers in Irish society. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Motherhood Initiative;3(1)
dc.subject motherhood en_US
dc.subject childcare en_US
dc.subject working mothers en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.title Who cares? The economics of childcare in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1431958

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