Aim: The project examines the potential sources of inequality of the ECEC and child care benefit system.
Collaborative (consortium) partners:
- University of Jyväskylä (PI: Prof. Maarit Alasuutari)
- PERLA – Tampere Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family research (Team leader: Katja Repo)
- Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (Team leader: Johanna Lammi-Taskula)
The research project is carried out in collaboration with 10 municipalities that provide different combinations of childcare services and cash benefits. The other partners in cooperation are: Local Finland, Finnish Parents’ League, Central Union for Child Welfare, Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, Ministry of Education and Culture, Regional State Administrative Agency
International scientific advisory board: Professor Rianne Mahon, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada; Professor (emeritus) Jorma Sipilä, Tampere University; Professor Michel Vandenbroeck, University of Ghent, Belgium; Professor Helga Kelle, University of Bielefeld, German
Funding: Strategic Research Council, Academy of Finland (2015-2021). Consortium 3,8 million euros, from which EDU team (Karila) 737 350 euros.
The ECEC services in municipal and local speech
Access in early childhood education and care services among four-year-old children in Finland. Service provision, service use, and rationalities.
Quality of early childhood education and parents’ participation in employment. Parents’ perception of the quality of early childhood education as part of families’ work and childcare arrangements