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Child-care of Sweden and Finland

  • Journal of the Scandinavian Society of Korea
  • Abbr : JSSK
  • 2013, (14), pp.181-214
  • Publisher : The Scandinavian Society of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Area Studies > North Europe(Scandinavian)

YouMe Han 1

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to introduce the Nordic child-care system in order to provide the basic information for the development of child-care policy. Through the literature review, Sweden and Finland was compared in terms of the type of child-care service and its current situation, child-care policies including the percentage of child-care budget in GDP, maximum child-care fee, child-care voucher and child-care allowance, National Child-care Curriculum and program, certification and training of child-care personnel, child-care quality assessment system. Both countries had many similarities but differed in some respects, especially in the child-care allowance system which reflects the perspectives of child-care.

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