Can They Deliver an Equitable Service?
Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol
"A stimulating collection."
"This volume provides an important contribution to the study of childcare policy, which makes it an important addition to any university-level course in childcare or policy analysis."
“Lloyd and Penn have drawn together a multi-disciplinary, international, team of experts to study and reflect on childcare markets’ consequences for young children and their families. The book will be of great use to those studying the mixed economy childcare, and those interested in market-based approaches of other caring public services.”
About the contributors
Part One: Introduction
1. Childcare markets: an introduction
2. Childcare markets: do they work?
3. Future directions for a mature UK childcare market
Part Two: Explorations in childcare markets
4. Local providers and loyal parents: competition and consumer choice in the Dutch childcare market
5. Tinkering with early childhood education and care: early education vouchers in Hong Kong
6. Markets and childcare provision in New Zealand: towards a fairer alternative
7. Publicly available and supported early education and care for all in Norway
Kari Jacobsen and Gerd Vollset
8. Childcare markets in the US: supply and demand, quality and cost, and public policy
Laura Stout Sosinsky
9. Canadian ECEC labour shortages: big, costly and solvable
Robert Fairholm and Jerome Davis
10. Raw and emerging childcare markets
Part Three: Ethics and principles
11. Need markets be the only show in town?
12. ABC Learning and Australian early childhood education and care: a retrospective ethical audit of a radical experiment
13. Childcare markets and government intervention