CARE releases review on the socio-economic dimension of early childhood education and care in Europe

In this report, the authors summarize the literature with regard to the effects of ECEC on maternal employment and child development, the two outcomes that are most often cited to justify investments in ECEC.

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They also present the costs and funding of ECEC and show that ECEC services are provided through a variety of mechanisms across European countries. The discussion focusses on the effects of these funding systems in terms of costs, quality and inclusiveness. Comparing the advantages and disadvantages of private and public systems along these dimensions can inform policymakers in searching to improve their systems.

D 5.1: The Socio-Economic Dimension of Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe
By: Yusuf Emre Akgündüz, Özgün Ünver, Janneke Plantenga, Ides Nicaise

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