Paid Care in Australia: Politics, Profits, Practices : [10] Collection home page

Edited by Debra King and Gabrielle Meagher
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781920899295

Care for Australia's children and elderly is provided in a mixed economy, in which for-profit providers are playing an increasingly important role alongside more traditional government and non-government organisations. Does the growth of for-profit provision affect the quality of services or of jobs in paid care? Does it change the political dynamics of the social care sector in contemporary welfare states? How might service users, their families, and organisations work together to sustain and improve the quality of care services? What theories and evidence help us to understand the process and consequences of the shift toward for-profit provision of social care? In nine chapters by leading researchers, this book explores these and other questions, to inform policy and practice in this key field of social policy.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 10 of 10
PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
15-Jan-2009The giant in the playground: investigating the reach and implications of the corporatisation of child care provisionPress, Frances; Woodrow, Christine
15-Jan-2009Improving quality in Australian child care: the role of the media and non-profit providersDalton, Bronwen; Wilson, Rachel
15-Jan-2009Parents as consumers of early childhood education and care: the feasibility of demand-led improvements to qualitySumsion, Jennifer; Goodfellow, Joy
15-Jan-2009Blurred boundaries: how paid careworkers and care managers negotiate work relationshipsMears, Jane
15-Jan-2009Caring for profit? The impact of for-profit providers on the quality of employment in paid careKing, Debra; Martin, Bill
15-Jan-2009Outsourcing of elder care services in Sweden: effects on work environment and political legitimacyGustafsson, Rolf Å; Szebehely, Marta
15-Jan-2009The political economy of for-profit paid care: theory and evidenceMeagher, Gabrielle; Cortis, Natasha
15-Jan-2009Introduction: politics, profits and practices in child and aged careKing, Debra; Meagher, Gabrielle
15-Jan-2009For-profit organisations in managed markets for human servicesDavidson, Bob
2009Paid Care Front Matter-
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 10 of 10