publication . Doctoral thesis . 2013

(Re)Centering the discourse and practice of caring labor: The intersection of feminist thought and cooperative childcare

Matthew, Rebecca Ann;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
This research examines a range of differences among for-profit, non-profit, and cooperative childcare centers using cross-sectional survey data obtained from approximately 748 childcare centers and 2,743 staff members throughout Canada (Doherty, Lero, Goelman, LaGrange, & Tougas, 2000). I make use of feminist theories of care to critically analyze the ways in which for-profit, non-profit, and cooperative childcare centers "value" this type of care, as evidenced by several indicators of labor quality (e.g., wages, benefits, advancement opportunity, workplace social capital). Findings indicate that much like previous research demonstrating a non-profit labor advan...
free text keywords: Social work, Cooperatives, Feminist Theory, Organizational Studies, Social Work
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