Mothers and Child Care : Policies , Values and Theories

@inproceedings{Duncan2003MothersAC,
  title={Mothers and Child Care : Policies , Values and Theories},
  author={Simon Duncan and Rosalind Edwards and Tracey Reynolds},
  year={2003}
}
Government expansion of child care services is based on the assumption that both parents are employed (the adult worker model) and make cost-benefit calculations in choosing child care (the rational economic choice model). This paper addresses this assumption, based on research examining mothers’ assessments of appropriate child care. These assessments involve complex moral and emotional decisions around their own and their children’s needs, and differ between social groups. On this basis, we… CONTINUE READING

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