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Child care by choice or by default? : examining the experiences of unregulated home-based child care for women in paid work and training

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dc.contributor.author McKinley, Renée
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-27T14:23:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-27T14:23:49Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/3072
dc.description.abstract This thesis aims to uncover the dynamics, causes and outcomes of women's reliance on unregulated home-based child care in Ontario, Canada, and the implications ofthis form of care for women's equality. Drawing on a longitudinal qualitative study, I examine the diverse experience of 14 women using home-based child care and engaged in both paid work/training and care work for children under the age of six, and draw comparisons with users of other forms of child care. I argue that home-based child care involves high levels of instability for continuity of care and is chosen largely as a default position based on economic considerations. It represents a compromise between the demands of social reproduction and paid work/training that entangles mothers in relations of exploitation with care providers. Doing so leaves both mothers and care providers socially and economically vulnerable and relying on social networks to fill in the gaps. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Famiy day care -- Ontario en_US
dc.subject Child care -- Ontario en_US
dc.subject Working mothers -- Ontario en_US
dc.title Child care by choice or by default? : examining the experiences of unregulated home-based child care for women in paid work and training en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Social Justice and Equity Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Social Justice and Equity Studies Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Social Sciences en_US


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