• Preface
  • Table of contents
  • Figures and boxes
  • Tables
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Progress towards meeting the Barcelona targets
  • 2.1. Previous research: progress towards the Barcelona targets until 2006
  • 2.2. Who has met the Barcelona targets? The situation in 2010
  • 2.3. Progress towards the Barcelona targets between 2006 and 2010
  • 3. Parenthood and employment
  • 3.1. The potential link between parenthood, employment and childcare
  • 3.2. Cultural and normative values about parenthood and childcare
  • 4. Availability, affordability and quality of childcare
  • 5. Public spending on childcare
  • 6. Informal childcare
  • 6.1. Overview of informal childcare in Europe
  • 6.2. Disentangling different types of informal childcare
  • 7. Conclusion and policy recommendations
  • 7.1. Summary of main findings
  • 7.2. Policy recommendations
  • 7.3. Conclusion
  • References