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The costs of children : parenting and democracy in contemporary Europe /

by Mayes, David G. (ed) | Thomson, Mark (ed.).

Edition: WOMEN - Employment | CHILD CARE - Costs | | WAGES - Women |Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar Publishing 2012Description: xvii, 287 p.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 views and different degrees of support available from their relatives. Income and social inclusion can provide choice but ironically employment does not always. An employment-based model can sometimes narrow people's choices, particularly for people on low wages. The major concern is that most existing systems effectively discriminate against mothers. This is the first book to consider the democratic implications of social welfare systems. It provides an up-to-date assessment of the pressures on parents in deciding how to raise their children under restricted incomes. For many families, practical decisions about childcare are found at a local level. These will depend on the immediate factors that affect them, such as the availability of local nurseries or a family's ability to draw on voluntary networks of support. What is clear, however, is that many of these arrangements discriminate against women. Researchers and practitioners in the field of social policy and childcare in particular will find this book insightful. Graduate students of social policy will also find some practical examples to make their courses more relevant. [Publisher]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Cottage service for highly disadvantaged children in Fitzroy: a review

by Boese, Martina | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Stanley, Janet | Baker, Carole | Hughes, Jody.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: viii, 61 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 59-61Summary: An evaluation of the Cottage Centre for Families and Children which served inner-Melbourne families with young children shows that it was an effective model for assisting families with complex needs. Defining principles included early intervention, considering the child in the context of family and community; and treating parents as expert partners in the nurture of their children. Children benefited in all areas of development, while parents showed improved self-esteem, trust and skills in accessing services. This in turn improved relationships between parents and children and decreased families social isolation both essential for wellbeing and eventual independence.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

The early years : consultation with providers of early childhood services in the Melbourne municipalities of Yarra, Hume and Moreland /

by Rogers, Rosemary | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Martin, Jenny.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Community Child Health 2002Description: iv, 101 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2002 This is the published version of an unpublished research report produced in November 2001. see Appendices to the early years : consultation of early childhood services in the Melbourne municipalities of Yarra, Hume and Moreland. rec no [B11429] Includes bibliographical references (p. 96-101) Phase two of the Early Years ProjectSummary: This document reports on Phase Two of the Early Years Project, undertaken by the Brotherhood of St Laurence in conjunction with the Centre for Community Child Health, which gathered information about services provided in three Melbourne municipalities for children aged up to 3 years, from disadvantaged families, and sought to identify gaps and opportunities in service provision.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

The market rules and it's not OK : child care in the 1990s. /

by Brennan, Deborah.

Publisher: 1999Description: p. 58-68.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B9659 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The politics of Australian child care : from philanthropy to feminism. /

by Brennan, Deborah.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Cambridge University Press 1994Description: 242 p.Summary: Gives an historical perspective on the development of Australian child care services as well as a view of current policy debates to do with these services.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The poverty of policy? : gaps in anti-poverty policy for children and young people /

by Predelli, Line Nyhagen (ed.) | France, Alan (ed.) | Dearden, Chris (ed.).

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

The role of meaningful dialogue in early childhood education leadership. /

by Deakins, Eric.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Trends in the affordability of child care services 1991-2004 . /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2006Description: PDF.Availability: No items available

Voices from an enclave : lesbian mothers' experiences of child care. /

by Skattebol, Jen | Ferfolja, Tania.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

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