Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Convergent care regimes?: Childcare arrangements in Australia, Canada, Finland and Sweden
Show others and affiliations
2012 (English)In: Journal of European Social Policy, ISSN 0958-9287, E-ISSN 1461-7269, Vol. 22, no 4, 419-431 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article is about the transnational movement of policy discourses on childcare. It considers whether the spread of neoliberal ideas with their emphasis on marketisation, on the one hand, and a social investment discourse on the other, are leading to convergence in childcare arrangements in Nordic countries (Finland and Sweden) and liberal Anglo-Saxon countries (Australia and Canada). We find points of convergence around both themes at the level of policy discourse and continued diversity in the way these ideas are translated into actual policies. In other words, convergence is mediated by institutions and political realignments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 22, no 4, 419-431 p.
Keyword [en]
childcare, neoliberalism, policy convergence, social investment
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82108DOI: 10.1177/0958928712449776ISI: 000308881000006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-82108DiVA: diva2:566774
Note

AuthorCount:5;

Available from: 2012-11-09 Created: 2012-11-08 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hobson, Barbara
By organisation
Department of Sociology
In the same journal
Journal of European Social Policy
Public Administration Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 115 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf