Inequalities in Access to Early Care and Education in Ireland

October 12, 2016 | Book/Report Chapter

Authors: Aisling Murray , Frances McGinnity , Helen Russell
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

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.

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