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Children's Interests/Mothers' Rights: The Shaping of America's Child Care Policy / Edition 1
     

Children's Interests/Mothers' Rights: The Shaping of America's Child Care Policy / Edition 1

by Sonya Michel
 

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ISBN-10: 0300085516

ISBN-13: 9780300085518

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

The current child care system in the United States can be described as erratic, inadequate, and stigmatized. In this comprehensive history of American child care policy and practices from the colonial period to the present, Sonya Michel explains why child care has evolved as it has and compares U.S. policy to that of other democratic market societies.

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The current child care system in the United States can be described as erratic, inadequate, and stigmatized. In this comprehensive history of American child care policy and practices from the colonial period to the present, Sonya Michel explains why child care has evolved as it has and compares U.S. policy to that of other democratic market societies.

Author Biography: Sonya Michel is associate professor of history and director of women's studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300085518
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
ix
Prologue xi
Introduction: Child Care and Social Citizenship for Women 1(10)
The Multiple Origins of American Child Care
11(39)
The Road Not Taken: A Turning Point in Policies Toward Wage-Earning Mothers
50(41)
Studied Neglect: Federal Inaction in the 1920s
91(27)
Uncle Sam's Cradles: New Deal and Wartime Policies
118(32)
Should Mothers Work? Prescriptions and Practices in the Postwar Era
150(42)
Making an Issue of Child Care
192(44)
A Divided Constituency
236(45)
Epilogue: American Child Care in Comparative Perspective 281(18)
Appendixes 299(10)
Notes 309(86)
Acknowledgments 395(4)
Index 399

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