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Josefine Nyby
Åbo Akademi University
4Publications
2H-index
6Citations
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Published on 2019in Policy and Society1.98
Mikael Nygård8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Åbo Akademi University),
Josefine Nyby2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Åbo Akademi University),
Mikko Kuisma5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Tübingen)
Published on Oct 1, 2018
Josefine Nyby2
Estimated H-index: 2
,
Mikael Nygård8
Estimated H-index: 8
,
Sonja Blum5
Estimated H-index: 5
Published on Aug 1, 2018in Critical Social Policy2.19
Josefine Nyby2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Åbo Akademi University),
Mikael Nygård8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Åbo Akademi University)
+ 2 AuthorsSonja Blum5
Estimated H-index: 5
(FU Hagen: FernUniversität Hagen)
Since 2010 and the onset of the economic crisis, Finnish governments have pressed for structural reforms, including unpopular cuts to family benefits and services. This article analyses the government discourse used for legitimating some of these reforms: the cutbacks in child benefit and the restriction of full-time childcare. It also assesses whether this discourse bore the hallmarks of a neoliberal austerity discourse, which could suggest that the reforms were not just a matter of fiscal bala...
Published on Oct 3, 2017in Early Child Development and Care
Marina Lundkvist1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Åbo Akademi University),
Josefine Nyby2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Åbo Akademi University)
+ 1 AuthorsMikael Nygård8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Åbo Akademi University)
ABSTRACTUniversal public childcare for children under seven has been central in Finland since the mid-1990s, capacitating both gender equality and children’s human capital and wellbeing. In 2015, as a further step in the development of this system, early learning and childhood pedagogy was strengthened through the early childhood education and care (ECEC) reform (statute 580/2015). Some months later, however, the right to full-day ECEC was restricted to children with employed parents (statute 10...
Published on Jul 3, 2017in Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law
Josefine Nyby2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Åbo Akademi University),
Mikael Nygård8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Åbo Akademi University)
+ 1 AuthorsMikko Kuisma5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Oxford Brookes University)
AbstractThe principle of freedom of choice in childcare matters has been a central element of Finnish family policy since the 1980s and is something that makes the country unique in an international comparison. One the one hand, this principle has been manifested as a legislated right for parents, notably mothers, to choose paid work supported by the use of public childcare. On the other hand, it has also given parents with children under three the right to stay at home with their children and t...
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