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Josefine Nyby
Åbo Akademi University
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#1Mikael Nygård (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 9
#2Josefine Nyby (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 2
Last.Mikko Kuisma (University of Tübingen)H-Index: 5
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ABSTRACTSince the 1970s, Finland has conducted family policies that could be labelled social investments, for example, investments in work–family balance or public childcare, while at the same time...
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#1Josefine NybyH-Index: 2
#2Mikael NygårdH-Index: 9
Last.Sonja BlumH-Index: 6
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#1Josefine Nyby (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 2
#2Mikael Nygård (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 9
Last.Sonja Blum (FU Hagen: FernUniversität Hagen)H-Index: 6
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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...
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#1Marina Lundkvist (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 1
#2Josefine Nyby (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 2
Last.Mikael Nygård (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 9
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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...
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#1Josefine Nyby (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 2
#2Mikael Nygård (Åbo Akademi University)H-Index: 9
Last.Mikko Kuisma (Oxford Brookes University)H-Index: 5
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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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