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Neo-conservatism and child care services in Alberta: A case study

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Occasional paper no. 9
Hayden, Jacqueline
Publication Date: 
1 Feb 1997

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This paper traces the post-war development of child care services in Alberta in a historical context and details the power mechanisms employed by government to prevent the establishment of child care as a public service. It identifies five distinct phases in the history of child care in Alberta, ending with the current phase of 'Marginalization/Devolution" under a neo-conservative regime.