Book/Report Chapter

Inequalities in Access to Early Care and Education in Ireland

October 12, 2016

James Williams, Elizabeth Nixon, Emer Smyth, Dorothy Watson (Ed.), Cherishing All the Children Equally? Ireland 100 Years on from the Easter Rising, chapter 6, pp. 107-131

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Chapter 6 provides a detailed discussion of the history of childcare provision in Ireland throughout the 20th century before investigating trends in non-parental childcare for infants in the first few years of life. The role of the Free Pre-school Year, a major policy shift in the Irish context, is also discussed.