The contradictions of Finnish childcare policies: new familism, the best interest of the child and choice. Katja Repo. Finnish childcare policies.
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At the practical level so called “new universalism” of
Finnish childcare policies and the opportunity structure
(Sjöberg 2004) that it is involved in it has actually led to the
popularity of the children’s home care.
It is documented that the middle and upper class
families are the most typical users of municipal
day-care (Kröger, Anttonen & Sipilä 2003).
Similarly, less affluent families and mothers with less
education favour relying on the child home care allowance