Elizabeth Adamson

Research Fellow
Lecturer

Elizabeth Adamson (PhD in Social Policy, UNSW; MSc Policy Studies, University of Edinburgh) is a Research Fellow at the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC). Her research interests cross broad comparative care and family policy including: early childhood education and care (ECEC), the social and political economy of formal and informal care, and gender, migration and care. She has also been involved in projects on disadvantaged children and young people, young carers, comparative family taxes and benefits, and child poverty in the Pacific Islands. She is currently working on an ARC Discovery project, Markets, Migration and the Gendered Work of Care (led by Prof Deborah Brennan), and an ARC Linkage project, Material Deprivation and Social Exclusion among Young Australians: A Child-Focused Approach (led by Professor Peter Saunders).

Elizabeth completed her PhD in 2015, which examined funding and policy approaches to in-home child care in Australia, the UK and Canada, as part of the ARC Linkage project, Families at the Centre. She was supervised by Professors Deborah Brennan and Fiona Williams.

Publications

Books
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Adamson E, 2016, Nannies, migration and early childhood education and care An international comparison of in-home childcare policy and practice, Policy Press, Bristol
2016
Book Chapters
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Adamson E; Brennan D, 2018, 'Care and Migration', in , Edward Elgar, pp. 253 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781785367168
2018
Brennan D; Charlesworth S; Adamson E; Cortis N, 2017, 'Out of kilter: Changing care, migration and employment regimes in Australia', in Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care: A Multi-Scalar Approach to the Pacific Rim, pp. 143 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55086-2_7
2017
Adamson EA, 2017, 'Crossing Boundaries: In-home childcare and migration in Canada', in Caring for Children Social Movements and Public Policy in Canada, UBC Press, pp. 187 - 207
2017
Brennan D; Adamson EA, 2017, 'Early Education and Child Care Policy in Australia', in Grace R; Hodge K; McMahon C (ed.), Children, Families and Communities, edn. 5, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 318 - 336
2017
Brennan DJ; Adamson E, 2012, 'Early childhood education and care policy', in Bowes J; Grace R; Hodge K (ed.), Children, families, communities: contexts and consequences, edn. 4th, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 255 - 270
2012
Conference Papers
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Adamson EA, 2013, 'Debates and inequalities surrounding In-home child care in Australia, the UK and Canada: Implications for the recognition of care workers', in Debates and inequalities surrounding In-home child care in Australia, the UK and Canada: Implications for the recognition of care workers, Australian Social Policy Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 16 September 2013 - 18 September 2013
2013
Adamson EA, 2013, 'Contradictions between discourse and policy? Comparing In-home child care in Australia, the UK and Canada', in Contradictions between discourse and policy? Comparing In-home child care in Australia, the UK and Canada, Changes and Challenges in a Globalising World: First International Community, Work and Family Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, presented at Changes and Challenges in a Globalising World: First International Community, Work and Family Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 17 July 2013 - 19 July 2013
2013
Adamson EA, 2013, 'Comparative In-home child care policy in Australia, the UK and Canada: Intersecting inequalities and implications for the recognition of care workers', in Comparative In-home child care policy in Australia, the UK and Canada: Intersecting inequalities and implications for the recognition of care workers, Research Committee 19: Social exclusion and the challenges of inclusion: social policies addressing intersecting inequalities, Budapest, Hungary, presented at Research Committee 19: Social exclusion and the challenges of inclusion: social policies addressing intersecting inequalities, Budapest, Hungary, 22 August 2013 - 24 August 2013
2013
Conference Presentations
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Adamson E; Brennan D; Cortis N, 2015, 'Social policy, care and migration in Australia: Lock step or out of step?', presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, 03 February 2015 - 05 February 2015
2015
Adamson E, 2014, 'Competing pressures, actors and interests in ECEC: Comparing the origins of in-home child care in Australia, the UK and Canada', presented at Social Sciences and Humanities Congress 2014 (Canadian Sociological Association), Brock University, St Catherines, Ontario, 26 May 2014 - 30 May 2014
2014
Adamson E, 2014, 'Reshaping care work in the home: the case of in-home child care in Australia, the UK and Canada', presented at Work and Family Researchers Network, New York, NY, 19 June 2014 - 21 June 2014
2014
Journal articles
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Graham A; Bessell S; Adamson E; Truscott J; Simmons C; Thomas N; Gardon L; Johnson A, 2019, 'Navigating the ambiguous policy landscape of student participation', Journal of Education Policy, vol. 34, pp. 789 - 811, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02680939.2018.1527945
2019
Adamson EA; Cortis N; Brennan D; Charlesworth S, 2017, 'Social care and migration policy in Australia: Emerging intersections?', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 52, pp. 78 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajs4.1
2017
Adamson EA; Brennan D, 2016, 'Return of the Nanny: Public Policy towards In-home Childcare in the UK, Canada and Australia', Social Policy and Administration: an international journal of policy and research, vol. 51, pp. 1386 - 1405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12250
2016
Adamson E, 2015, 'An Equal Start? Providing Quality Early Education and Care for Disadvantaged Children Edited by LudovicaGambaro, KittyStewart and JaneWaldfogel Bristol: Policy Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4473-1051-8; £70.00 (hbk).', Social Policy & Administration, vol. 49, pp. 969 - 970, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12180
2015
Adamson EA; Brennan D, 2014, 'Social investment or private profit? Diverging notions of 'investment' in early childhood education and care', International Journal of Early Childhood, vol. 46, pp. 47 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13158-013-0098-x
2014
Hamilton M; Adamson E, 2012, 'Bounded agency in young carers' lifecourse-stage domains and transitions', Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 16, pp. 101 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2012.710743
2012
Whiteford P; Redmond G; Adamson E, 2011, 'Middle Class Welfare in Australia: How has the Distribution of Cash Benefits changed since the 1980s?', Australian Journal of Labour Economics, vol. 14, pp. 81 - 102, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=556711210676386;res=IELBUS
2011
Reports
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Blaxland M; Adamson E, 2017, Comparative Perspectives on Family Day Care: Structure, Regulation, and Research Gaps, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, 06/17, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/53/590152eadb59f
2017
Blaxland M; Adamson EA; Cortis N, 2016, Perspectives on quality in Australian family day care, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Australia, Sydney, SPRC Report, 01/16, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Perspectives_on_quality_in_Australian_family_day_care__Final_report.pdf, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/unsworks_38896
2016
Skattebol J; Blaxland M; Brennan D; Adamson E; Purcal C; Hill T; Jenkins B; Williams F, 2014, Families at the Centre: What do low income families say about care and education for their young children?, Sydney, SPRC Report Series 28/14, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/2014_Families_at_the_Centre__What_do_low_income_families_say.pdf
2014
Cortis N; Blaxland, M ; Brennan, D ; Adamson, E , 2014, Family Day Care at the Crossroads: Quality and Sustainability in Uncertain Times, Social Policy Research Centre, NSW Family Day Care Association, 24/2014, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Family_Day_Care_at_the_crossroads_2014.pdf, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/unsworks_39280
2014
Brennan D; Adamson E, 2014, Financing the Future: An equitable and sustainable approach to early childhood education and care, Sydney, SPRC Report Series, 01/14, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Financing_the_Future.pdf
2014
Jenkins BL; Adamson E; Blaxland M; Brennan D; Purcal C; Skattebol J, 2013, Insights into child care and early education: Orange, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, SPRC Report Series, 25/2013, https://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/SPRCFile/Insights_into_child_care_and_early_education__Orange.pdf
2013
Cass B; Brennan DJ; Thomson CM; Hill T; Purcal C; Hamilton M; Adamson E, 2011, Young carers: Social policy impacts of the caring responsibilities of children and young adults, Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney
2011