Collective childcare protection: the new workfare

Mara A. Yerkes

in Transforming the Dutch welfare state

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9781847429636
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304081 | DOI:
Collective childcare protection: the new workfare

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Childcare policy has shifted dramatically in the Netherlands as perceptions of childcare as a social risk have changed, leading to the semicollectivisation of childcare. This chapter explores this development, examining how childcare is perceived by welfare-state actors and the social partners, and how these perceptions have changed across time, giving shape to a new form of welfare.

Keywords: collectivisation; social risk; welfare state; childcare policy

Chapter.  13580 words.  Illustrated.

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