Child Care Affordability and Availability

Rebecca Cassells, Justine McNamara, Rachel Lloyd, Ann Harding

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    The changing shape of the family and of women's role in society, together with an increased economic necessity to participate in paid work has meant that child care has become one of the biggest issues for Australian families and social policy makers today. An increasing proportion of mothers entering the workforce has been associated with a parallel increase in the need for nonparental child care. Child care in the shape of informal and formal care aims to fill this gap.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)123-139
    Number of pages17
    JournalAgenda: A Journal of Policy Anaylsis and Reform
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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