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The OECD and the reconciliation agenda: Competing blueprints

Rianne Mahon
Occasional paper 20
July 2005
34pp
$10

Across advanced capitalist countries, welfare state restructuring has come to include a "farewell to maternalism" - i.e. to the political support for mothers' fulltime domestic caregiving role (Orloff, 2004). For some, the "farewell" is identified with the withdrawal of support for mother-caregivers, especially in the form of the shift from "welfare to workfare" for lone parents. Yet it also involves the prescription of measures to reconcile work and family life.

Fact and fantasy: Eight myths about early childhood education and care - Summary

Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky, Economics, Division of Management, University of Toronto at Scarborough.
July 2003, EN & FR
6pp

This BRIEFing NOTE summarizes Fact and fantasy : Eight myths about early childhood education and care.

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Fact and fantasy: Eight myths about early childhood education and care

cover image of "Fact and fantasy: Eight myths about ECEC"
Gordon Cleveland and Michael Krashinsky, Economics, Division of Management, University of Toronto at Scarborough
July 2003
79pp
$18
ISBN 1-896051-25-1

This paper examines eight myths often used to argue against public support for early childhood education and care. Its main objective is to respond to these eight myths, to subject them and associated research to critical scrutiny, and to respond in a popular fashion. Research evidence and logic are combined to provide a readable, economically-oriented critique to these frequently heard assertions. The myths are:

Child care: Canada can’t work without it

Gillian Doherty, Ruth Rose, Martha Friendly, Donna Lero, Sharon Hope Irwin
Occasional paper 5
1995
70pp
$10

This paper describes the purposes that can be served by child care services and illustrates how it can advance social and economic objectives of national importance.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

Executive Summary

Chapter I - Introduction
Context
A definition of child care
The purposes that can be served by child care services
The importance of quality in child care services

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