Addressing childcare flexibility (2016–2018)

Abstract:
This project aims to identify how best to achieve flexible childcare for the large number of Australian shift-work, professional or casual employees who work outside or beyond standard work hours. Consecutive governments have attempted to intervene in what is now regarded as a childcare flexibility crisis, but their attempts have failed due to fundamental misunderstandings of family needs for affordable, quality care and service providers' business requirements. This project seeks to reconcile family and provider experiences with government cost and quality concerns. It aims to deliver new knowledge on the alignments between stakeholders¿¿¿ interests so as to offer a way forward in the creation of an affordable, flexible, quality care system.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • UQ Senior Research Fellow
    School of Social Science
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council