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International Handbook of Child Care Policies and Programs

International Handbook of Child Care Policies and Programs

by Moncrieff Cochran
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313268665

ISBN-13: 9780313268663

Pub. Date: 04/30/1993

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This reference offers a comprehensive overview of public policies and programs related to child care in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Oceania, Europe, and North America. Individual chapters profile policies and programs in 29 countries. Each chapter contains a description of existing policies and programs, presented against a particular historical, cultural, and

Overview

This reference offers a comprehensive overview of public policies and programs related to child care in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Oceania, Europe, and North America. Individual chapters profile policies and programs in 29 countries. Each chapter contains a description of existing policies and programs, presented against a particular historical, cultural, and ideological backdrop. The chapters are arranged in alphabetical order to facilitate use as a reference, and each includes a list of works for further reading.

The volume begins with an introductory essay that overviews recent trends and developments around the world. The chapters that follow discuss the background and history of child care, demographic characteristics of the country profiled, the socioeconomic context of child care, and the extent and nature of government intervention. A final chapter synthesizes the information presented and makes crossnational comparisons of policies and programs. Appendices provide demographic data and describe maternity and parental leave policies. A general bibliography concludes the work, making it a useful and current reference tool.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313268663
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1993
Pages:
702
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.69(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction by Moncrieff Cochran

Australia by Deborah Brennan

Brazil by Fulvia Rosemberg

Canada by Alan R. Pence

China by Wei Zhengao

Colombia by Marta Arango

Commonwealth of Independent States by Yekaterina V. Foteyeva

Denmark by Ole Langsted and Dion Sommer

Finland by Merja-Maaria Turunen and Eeva Huttunen

France by Josette Combes

Germany by Rudolf Pettinger

Hungary by Mária Neményi

India by Sukhdeep Gill

Israel by Abraham Sagi and Nina Koren-Karie

Italy by Rebecca S. New

Japan by Edith Lassegard, with Teiichi Sekiguchi

Kenya by Lea I. Kipkorir

Mexico by Kathryn Tobert, Elizabeth Shrader, Doroteo Mendoza, Guadalupe Chapela, Aurora Rabago, and Robert Klein

Nicaragua by Annabel Torres

Norway by Ingerid Bo

Peru by Jeanine Anderson

Philippines by Luz G. Palattao-Corpus

Poland by Ewa Korczak

South Africa by Mildred Mkhulisi and Moncrieff Cochran

Sweden by Lars Gunnarsson

United Kingdom by Bronwen Cohen

United States of America by Polly Spedding

Venezuela by Josefina Fierro de Ascanio, Maria Rosa Frias de Orantes, and Ileana Recagno-Puente

Vietnam by Tran Thi Trong, Pham Mai Chi, and Dao Van Phu

Zimbabwe by Rosely N.E. Chada

Crosscutting Themes by Moncrieff Cochran

Appendix 1: Vital Statistics and Other Demographic Data

Appendix 2: Maternity and Parental Leave Policies

Bibliography

Index

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