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ERIC Number: EJ1128969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2326-5507
Future Liabilities: Solutions to the "Problem of Welfare"?
Stuart, Margaret
Open Review of Educational Research, v1 n1 p183-192 2014
This article offers a case-study of specific shifts in the view of state responsibility for the less fortunate in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Current welfare policy aims to reduce the state benefits of parents if they do enrol their preschool children in an early childhood centre. I undertake a genealogical investigation and suggest that state anxieties about the disadvantaged are not new: Edu-welfare policies are the last in a long line of attempts to govern state beneficiaries and their children. Economic policies which arose in the specific historical, political and social contexts of the United States, I argue, should not be uncritically imposed as universal solutions to perceived risks to the body politic of other states.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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