Sep 7, 2022 - 8 min
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When public goods turn private, markets that are ripe for inequality are born. Summer is around the corner, which is a time of stress for the world’s parents are they clamber to plan for the care of their children. In this instalment of Culture Study, Anne Helen Petersen interviews the sociologist Jessica Calarco who specialises Ian the intersection of care, work, parenting, and privilege. They discuss the context behind the scramble for childcare in the summer. ‘Ultimately, we don’t have a better summer system because the people with the power to build one have little incentive to do so — and may have an even bigger incentive to keep the status quo in place.’