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Privatisation & marketisation of post-birth care: the hidden costs for new mothers

Privatisation & marketisation of post-birth care: the hidden costs for new mothers

Benoit, Cecilia, Stengel, Camille, Phillips, Rachel, Zadoroznyj, Maria and Berry, Sarah (2012) Privatisation & marketisation of post-birth care: the hidden costs for new mothers. International Journal for Equity in Health, 11:61. ISSN 1475-9276 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-9276-11-61)

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Abstract

Retrenchment of government services has occurred across a wide range of sectors and regions. Care services, in particular, have been clawed away in the wake of fiscal policies of cost containment and neoliberal policies centred on individual responsibility and market autonomy. Such policies have included the deinstitutionalisation of care from hospitals and clinics, and early discharge from hospital, both of which are predicated on the notion that care can be provided informally within families and communities. In this paper we examine the post-birth "care crisis" that new mothers face in one region of Canada.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © Benoit et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2012. This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Welfare states; neoliberalisation; marketisation; familialisation; commodification; post-birth care; Canada
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Law
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2018 15:42
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/21934

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