The Modern Child and the Flexible Labour Market

Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Anne Trine Kjørholt
  • Jens Qvortrup

Part of the Studies in Childhood and Youth book series (SCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Modern Child and the Flexible Labour Market: An Introduction

  3. The Labour Market and Institutionalization of Modern Childhood: Historical and Comparative Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Guðný Björk Eydal
      Pages 38-55
    3. Berit Brandth, Elin Kvande
      Pages 56-70
    4. Minna Rantalaiho
      Pages 71-89
  4. Flexible Spaces, Flexible Children? Contemporary Policy and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Allison James
      Pages 111-127
    3. Anne Trine Kjørholt, Monica Seland
      Pages 168-185
    4. Gunilla Halldén
      Pages 186-202
    5. Randi Dyblie Nilsen
      Pages 203-221
    6. Harriet Strandell
      Pages 222-240
  5. Concluding Thoughts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Jens Qvortrup
      Pages 243-261
    3. Anne Trine Kjørholt, Jens Qvortrup
      Pages 262-274
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-292

About this book


This book sheds light on new research related to welfare state, child care policies, and small children's everyday lives in institutions in Europe. In uniting recent social childhood research, welfare perspectives and historical and comparative approaches, the book explores institutionalization as a feature of the modern child's life.


child care childhood childhood education children early childhood early childhood education education kindergarten labor market Partner

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne Trine Kjørholt
    • 1
  • Jens Qvortrup
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyNorway

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