Discourse Analysis of Free Child Care Policy for Infants-Focus on the Perspectives of Work-Family Balance

영유아 무상보육정책 담론에 대한 분석 -일가족 양립 지원 관점을 중심으로-

  • Received : 2013.08.05
  • Accepted : 2013.09.23
  • Published : 2013.11.30


This study has examined an analysis of discourses on free child care policy for 0-2 year old children in Korea. The author has searched articles in daily news papers of "free child care for 0-2years old" using Korea Integrated News Database System and Chosun archive. For the analysis, articles from March 2012 to May 2013 has been collected. From this study, it has been suggested that discourses has been showed with diverse issues such as home care allowance, working mom vs full-time housewives, universal welfare vs selective welfare. These discourses has developed with the ideologies of conservative and progressive perspectives. The suggestions of this study will contribute to the development and practice of a free child care policy for 0-2 year children through reflective discourse analysis.


Universal care policy;Discourse;Work-family balance;free child care policy;Feminist