Edited by Debra King and Gabrielle Meagher
Sydney University Press
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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|15-Jan-2009||The giant in the playground: investigating the reach and implications of the corporatisation of child care provision||Press, Frances; Woodrow, Christine|
|15-Jan-2009||Improving quality in Australian child care: the role of the media and non-profit providers||Dalton, Bronwen; Wilson, Rachel|
|15-Jan-2009||Parents as consumers of early childhood education and care: the feasibility of demand-led improvements to quality||Sumsion, Jennifer; Goodfellow, Joy|
|15-Jan-2009||Blurred boundaries: how paid careworkers and care managers negotiate work relationships||Mears, Jane|
|15-Jan-2009||Caring for profit? The impact of for-profit providers on the quality of employment in paid care||King, Debra; Martin, Bill|
|15-Jan-2009||Outsourcing of elder care services in Sweden: effects on work environment and political legitimacy||Gustafsson, Rolf Å; Szebehely, Marta|
|15-Jan-2009||The political economy of for-profit paid care: theory and evidence||Meagher, Gabrielle; Cortis, Natasha|
|15-Jan-2009||Introduction: politics, profits and practices in child and aged care||King, Debra; Meagher, Gabrielle|
|15-Jan-2009||For-profit organisations in managed markets for human services||Davidson, Bob|
|2009||Paid Care Front Matter||-|