Childcare, Early Education and Social Inequality

An International Perspective

eduLIFE Lifelong Learning series

Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Professor of Sociology, University of Bamberg, Germany, Nevena Kulic, Research Fellow, European University Institute, Italy, Jan Skopek, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and Moris Triventi, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento and Senior Researcher, Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre, European University Institute, Italy

Recognising that social change over recent decades has strengthened the need for early childhood education and care, this book seeks to answer what role this plays in creating and compensating for social inequalities in educational attainment.

‘This book provides a multidisciplinary and international perspective on early childhood inequalities. It offers a rich collection of empirical analysis addressing the questions of why early inequalities develop, and what can be done to address them. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the development of educational inequalities during the earliest years of children’s lives.’
– Alice Sullivan, University College London, UK

2017 352 pp Hardback 978 1 78643 208 7 £139.50 £105.00 $139.50 $155.00

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