Demographic differences in parental decision-making about early childhood education during the preschool years: Barriers and enablers to access.
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Jonghyun Jun
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This project aims to update our current understanding of the enablers and barriers to early childhood education (ECE) uptake, and the relationship between uptake and demographic factors such as socio-economic status, ethnicity and location (e.g. urban / rural), through to age 4.5, as well as patterns of difference in parental satisfaction with ECE providers. This research will help to guide policy decisions via an improved understanding of parents' decisions and overall satisfaction with respect to early childcare and ECE, and the role of cost, quality and parental work.