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Championing Child Care

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-- Joyce Gelb, City University of New York, American Political Science Review

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Editorial Reviews

Political Science Quarterly - Sonya Michel
Championing Child Care will undoubtedly stand as the definitive account of late twentieth-century federal child care policy making.
Journal of Marriage and Family
A comprehensive history and analysis of the politics that have shaped U.S. federal child care policy throughout the past 30 years.
Political Science Quarterly
Championing Child Care will undoubtedly stand as the definitive account of late twentieth-century federal child care policy making.

— Sonya Michel

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Meet the Author

Sally S. Cohen is an associate professor at Yale University, and the director of the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at Yale University School of Nursing. She lives in Stamford, CT.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Senator Christopher Dodd
1. Introduction
Why Study Child Care Politics?
Context of the Book
2. Politics of Child Care Legislation, 1971
Overview of the Book
3. From Political Stalemate to Welfare Entitlement, 1972-1988
Prelude to Child Care Legislation of 1971
4. Politics of Child Care Legislation, 1987-1990
Child Care Lands on the Legislative Agenda
5. Regulations, Implementation, and High Expectations, 1991-1993
Moving Child Care Through Congress
6. Child Care and Welfare Reform, 1994--1996
Nixon and Child Care: A Battle Among the President's Men
7. High Hopes, 1997-2000
The Demise of Child Care Legislation
8. A View from the States, 1996--2000
Federal Interagency Day Care Regulations
9. Looking Back and to the Future
The Early 1980s: Retrenchment and Regrouping
Welfare Reform Features the First Federal Child Care Entitlement
Launching a Child Care Initiative
The Other Side of the Story: Conservatives Offer Competing Proposals
1989: Senate Success
1989: The House Imbroglio over Child Care Legislation
1990: The Last Chance
Placing Child Care Regulations in Context
CCDBG Regulations Spark Feuds over Standards and Other Concerns
At-Risk Child Care Regulations Add More Fuel to the Fire
Implementing the 1990 Child Care Package
1993: A New Political Era
1994: Elections Set a New Stage for Child Care
Child Care and Welfare Reform Legislation
The Changed Face of Political Action for Child Care and Children
1997: New Opportunities for Child Care
1998: New Twists for Child Care Legislation
Ushering Federal Child Care Policy into the Twenty-first Century
Child Care and American Federalism
Federal Child Care Regulations Revisited
Impact of Welfare Reform on Child Care
Linking Child Care with Other Early Education Initiatives
It's Not Just Women's Participation in the Labor Force
What's Institutional Structure Got to Do with It?
The Influence of Organized Interests
Looking Ahead
State Child Care Policies Assume a New Look

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