Nannies, Migration and Early Childhood Education and Care

An International Comparison of In-hom Childcare Policy and Practice

Elizabeth Adamson

Nannies, Migration and Early Childhood Education and Care

Elizabeth Adamson

Distributed for Bristol University Press

176 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 | © 2016
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447330141 Published January 2017 For sale in North and South America only
In recent years, changes in the labor market, including an increase in the number of young working mothers, has led to a rapid growth of employment for nannies throughout the Western world. That rapid growth, however, has come with an increase in long, nonstandard working hours and in the context of a lack of regulation or of affordable, flexible solutions to the demand for early childhood education and care. This book offers empirical research and comparative analysis of in-home childcare in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada, three nations where governments are actively recruiting migrant workers as an affordable childcare solution, showing how in-home childcare is ultimately, if indirectly, supported by government early childcare policy and migration policy.
Review Quotes
Naomi Finch, University of York
“This book successfully highlights how policy needs to integrate homecarers to enable women to be further integrated into the labor market whilst children access quality care.”
Elizabeth Hill, University of Sydney
“The growing interest in ‘in-home care’ by parents, governments, and early childhood practitioners make this book a timely and essential read for social policy scholars and public policy professionals.”
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