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The Funding of Early Care and Education Programmes in Sweden, 1845–1943
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. (Forskningsgruppen för utbildnings- och kultursociologi)
2011 (English)In: History of Education, ISSN 0046-760X, E-ISSN 1464-5130, Vol. 40, no 4, 465-479 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

What significance did donations, bequests, tuition fees and fund-raising events have for early care and education programmes during the nineteenth and early twentieth century? Through an examination of 24 Swedish infant schools, day nurseries and free kindergartens, this article verifies that donations and bequests were essential for the economy of these programmes. Revenues from fundraisers were, however, not as important as previous research suggests. Balls, concerts and coffee parties were arranged quite frequently, but their function was to create publicity rather than to raise revenues. Instead, fees and interest revenues played a larger part in the economy of these programmes than previous research has suggested. Thus, this article raises a series of questions regarding the funding of such programmes, national differences in this respect and the development of fund-raising strategies over time, opening up the field for further studies in this area of research.

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2011. Vol. 40, no 4, 465-479 p.
Keyword [en]
early care and education, funding, history
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-147453DOI: 10.1080/0046760X.2011.558119ISI: 000299931600003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-147453DiVA: diva2:400383
Available from: 2011-02-25 Created: 2011-02-25 Last updated: 2012-04-03Bibliographically approved

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