26 September - Growing Pains: Childcare markets in neoliberal times

Dr. Aisling Gallagher

ISS21, Children and Young People Research Cluster

Thursday 26 September, 1-2pm

Brookfield Health Sciences Complex (BHSC) 242


In more neoliberalised, Anglophone contexts like the UK, Australia and NZ there has been a profound reshaping of the political economy of childcare in response to growing parental demand and government subsidisation. The ‘scaling up’ of delivery, resulting in childcare chains, corporations and more recently the involvement of shareholder investment vehicles like pension funds, are changing how childcare is being viewed and delivered. Set within this context, this presentation will present some key findings of a three year study of the marketization of childcare in New Zealand.


Aisling is a Senior Lecturer at the School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University, New Zealand. is a visiting scholar in ISS21 during September 2019.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

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