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La « sous-activité » des assistantes maternelles : un rapport au métier différencié selon le positionnement social.

Abstract : This article presents the results of research into the “ under-employment” of childminders, namelythe reasons why some practitioners work below the possibilities the law offers at a time when earlyyears policies are aimed at favouring this method of childcare (raising the threshold of licensingapproval, private day nurseries, etc.). In 2007, 21% of childminders looked after only one child and20.6% declared less than 144 hours of childcare in a month, or less than one child in full-time care.What does this “ under-employment” reveal about the affinity these women have with the job andthe work ? Using an interview campaign in Haute-Vienne and Loire-Atlantique as well as additionalresearch, the determining factors and customs of childminder “ under-employment” were observedand were shown to vary greatly. In order to be part of continuing research which places lessemphasis on professionalization than on the work and social position of childminders, the analysisfocuses on three ways of practising the profession, based on social ownership, affinity with the joband affinity with the work.
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Marie Cartier, Estelle d'Halluin, Marie-Hélène Lechien, Johanna Rousseau. La « sous-activité » des assistantes maternelles : un rapport au métier différencié selon le positionnement social.. Politiques sociales et familiales, Caisse Nationale des Allocations Familiales, 2012, 109 (1), pp.35-46. ⟨10.3406/caf.2012.2882⟩. ⟨hal-03247478⟩

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