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    Using observations to evaluate paid child care settings

    Barnes, Jacqueline (2001) Using observations to evaluate paid child care settings. In: Petrogiannis, K. and Melhuish, E.C. (eds.) Early Childhood Care and Education: International perspectives on policy and research. Athens, Greece: Kastaniotis, pp. 395-446. ISBN 9780203967676.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Throughout the world the number of working mothers with young children has continued to grow. This has important consequences for social policy decisions, particularly in the fields of parental leave, childcare and pre-school services provision. Some countries are far more successful at combining high quality early childhood services with high percentages of mothers in employment, whereas others continue to struggle. This edited volume examines the ways in which different countries across the world are tackling early childhood services and how these services affect young children’s experiences and development, for better and worse. Some of the recurring questions of childcare provision are tackled, including: Is pre-school childcare detrimental to children? Does the quality of childcare matter? Why are some countries succeeding in providing quality childcare services, and others are not? How can we best organise parental leave, employment regulations and childcare provision?

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2019 15:10
    Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 15:10
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/29003

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