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The Politics of Australian Child Care

The Politics of Australian Child Care
Philanthropy to Feminism and Beyond

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: April 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521635103

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  • This book, now in a revised edition, is a political history of child care in Australia from the 1890s to the 1990s. Once provided by philanthropic groups and available only to those deemed underprivileged, child care has now become part of the mainstream political agenda. Deborah Brennan provides an in-depth analysis of policy developments in this significant area since the Commonwealth became involved in 1972. The revised edition provides a detailed analysis of the shifts in policy under Labor as well as an up-to-date account of developments under the Howard government since 1996.

    • First comprehensive history of child care in Australia
    • Up to date so it covers dramatic developments since election of Coalition government in 1996
    • Deals with politics and public policy, and looks at workers and unions as well as service users
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    'In her welcome new book, Deborah Brennan gives a definitive account of the politics of childcare and how children's services have developed over the past one hundred years. It is a good primer for those who want to act, a good read for the interested and a useful account of how women have worked to influence public policy.' Eva Cox, The Age

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521635103
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 6 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the revised edition
    Introduction: Women, the state and the politics of caring for children
    1. The kindergarten movement and urban social reform
    2. For the sake of the nation
    3. A mother's place ...?
    4. Hitching child care to the Commonwealth star
    5. Playing beneath the Sword of Damocles
    6. For love and money
    7. Child care - an industrial issue
    8. New Players, new rules
    9. Equity and Economics
    10. The market rules ... OK?

  • Author

    Deborah Brennan, University of Sydney

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