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The National Childcare Strategy: the social regulation of lone mothers as a gendered reserve army of labour.

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Published

Journal publication date1/03/2005
JournalCapital & Class
Journal number85
VolumeSpring
Number of pages28
Pages63-90
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The National Childcare Strategy is examined through the idea of workfarism, and a new evaluation of the ‘women as reserve army’ thesis. The Strategy is shown to benefit capital by regulating a gendered reserve army of labour, and by constraining costs through the socialisation of reproduction and the subsidisation of childcare markets.

Bibliographic note

RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration