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By Jorma Sipilä, Katja Repo, Tapio Rissanen

This insightful booklet examines the which means of, and affects on, cash-for-care structures for moms of babies. The participants current a accomplished evaluation of the main political and monetary contradictions, theoretical debates relating cash-for-care, and discover the opportunity of enforcing it into the social coverage method. In social examine, cash-for-care is usually defined as a reactionary profit that operates opposed to the women's pursuits. Economists, in flip, ask why the country should still pay for decreasing lady employment and for care that's given besides. however, 'woman-friendly' Nordic international locations have brought cash-for-childcare schemes and lots of mom and dad are keen to take advantage of them. The e-book examines the money schemes as a fancy complete, the place at the one hand the scheme responds to the oldsters' wants, yet at the different, produces a few questionable effects. The authors spotlight stipulations during which cash-for-childcare schemes wouldn't replicate any anachronism yet as a substitute will functionality as a useful gizmo of up to date social coverage. This designated e-book presents a extensive theoretical and empirical view on money for childcare. it's going to end up beneficial for teachers of social paintings and coverage. Politicians, social coverage directors and labour industry researchers drawn to kinfolk concerns also will locate this significant source an enriching learn.

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While the provision of subsidized daycare has expanded, it has become easier to discuss alternative modes of providing the service or the cash benefit. It is obvious that in both central and local government, resistance to increased daycare production will occur due to financial or ideological reasons. In addition, it is most important to keep in mind that there are vast differences between CFC schemes. In many countries the parents do not receive actual cash benefits but tax relief instead. There may be a reduction favouring families with one earner only or an additional tax on the second earner in the family.

There are tendencies throughout the OECD toward universal educational systems that would also include education at an early age for children (Anttonen and Sointu, 2006; UNICEF, 2008). There is thus growing recognition that access to early childhood education provides young children, especially those from low-income families and second-language groups, with ‘a good start in life’ (OECD, 2006, p. 12). The extension of public childcare could improve the educational chances of children from disadvantaged families.

Kangas and Rostgaard (2007) stress that in the framework of women’s work and family decisions background factors such as the educational attainments, employment history or the number of children have an important effect on choices made. indd 28 28/10/10 10:33:07 Unnecessary traditionalism or a contemporary necessity? 29 Parenthood, Family Time and New Familism Pressures for good parenting and increasing demands for family time form a significant background for the daily life choices made by parents and mothers.

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