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Child care is a political issue of increasing importance to governments, unions, employers and parents. Once provided by charitable groups and available only to those deemed underprivileged, issues surrounding the provision of child care have now become part of the mainstream political agenda. This book, the first comprehensive history of child care in Australia, examines the factors behind this transition. It also compares Australia's child care provisions with those of other countries, particularly Britain, the USA, and Scandinavia.
Introduction; 1. The Kindergarten movement and urban social reform; 2. For the sake of the nation; 3. A mother's place?; 4. Hitching child care to the Commonwealth star; 5. Playing beneath the sword of Damocles; 6. For love and money; 7. Child care - an industrial issue; 8. New players, new rules; 9. Equity and economics; Conclusion; References; Index.