Transforming Childcare and Listening to Families

Policy in Wales and Beyond

by Wendy Ball (Author)

This book draws on original research to consider the connections between childcare, family lives and social policy. The research, located in Wales in the period following devolution, concerns the capacity of policy to enhance family well-being. In interviews with mothers and fathers of young children, their day-to-day childcare arrangements are explored through the themes of gender, social networks, material circumstances and neighbourhood resources. This material provides a basis for an assessment of policy through interviews with policy-makers. The book identifies a significant gap between what matters to parents and what is currently being offered in policy and service provision
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All ex GB, US, CA

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: January 2013
  • English
  • 9781783163014
  • United Kingdom
  • Ebook
  • Primary Price: 29.99 GBP
  • Pages: 272
  • University of Wales Press
  • Publish State: Published
  • Series: Politics and Society in Wales