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Deregulating ratios without improving qualifications first is a recipe for a more chaotic and less nurturing environment for young children

Gambaro, Ludovica and Stewart, Kitty (2013) Deregulating ratios without improving qualifications first is a recipe for a more chaotic and less nurturing environment for young children. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (16 Mar 2013) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Ludovica Gambaro and Kitty Stewart argue that plans for permitting childcare staff to mind more children than currently allowed have merit, although there are significant problems. Their work suggests that there may indeed be potential gains in allowing ratios to rise if this allows for a more highly qualified workforce. However, the proposed qualification level is too low and relaxing ratios will not automatically be passed on to staff in the form of higher wages. Improving qualifications should come before deregulating ratios.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 10 May 2013 09:12
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/50199/

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