The research was funded by Strategic Research Council at the Research Council of Finland.

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Funder's project number314317

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 756 544,72

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Project start date01/01/2018

Project end date31/10/2021


The CHILDCARE Consortium comprises four research teams from the University of Jyväskylä, University of Tampere and the THL. The aim of the Consortium is to examine the potential sources of inequality in Finnish childcare policies and consider how they could be overcome. Due to legislative and other societal changes, municipal day care provision and childcare benefits have become increasingly diverse in Finland. The research questions concern the provision of ECEC and childcare benefits in municipalities, marketization of early childhood education and care, parents’ childcare selection, and children’s early education trajectories. The Consortium studies the possible inequalities related to childcare policies and services on a broad scale - between families, children and municipalities as well as in gender relations. The project is conducted in collaboration with ten municipalities and with NGOs and national agencies and governmental bodies.

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