International Handbook of Child Care Policies and Programs

International Handbook of Child Care Policies and Programs

by Moncrieff Cochran
     
 

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

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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.

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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

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Australia11
3Brazil33
4Canada57
5China83
6Colombia107
7The Commonwealth of Independent States125
8Denmark143
9Finland167
10France187
11Germany211
12Hungary231
13India247
14Israel269
15Itaiy291
16Japan313
17Kenya333
18Mexico353
19Nicaragua377
20Norway391
21Peru415
22The Philippines431
23Poland453
24South Africa469
25Sweden491
26The United Kingdom515
27United States of America535
28Venezuela559
29Vietnam583
30Zimbabwe605
31Public Child Care, Culture, and Society: Crosscutting Themes627
Appendix 1: Maternal and Parental Leave Policies659
Appendix 2: Comparative Demographic Data665
Selected Bibliography669
Index673
About the Editor and Contributors685

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