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The business of care: Marketization and the new geographies of childcare

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Gallagher, Aisling
Publication Date: 
1 Apr 2017



The aim of this article is to outline a geographical research agenda for studying the marketization of childcare in Western neoliberal contexts. While childcare has been a key site of interrogation for feminist geographers, highlighting the profound inequities of marketized care for many who work in and use childcare, the contours of the childcare market as a situated and constructed economic entity has remained under-examined. I suggest that at a time when more families than ever rely on extra-familial childcare, an appreciation of how childcare markets function is urgently needed

Entered Date: 
23 Aug 2017
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