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

 
 
 
 
Children's Interests/Mothers' Rights: The Shaping of America`s Child Care Policy
Author: Sonya Michel
ISBN 13: 9780300085518
ISBN 10: 300085516
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2000-09-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $26.00
 
 

Why is the United States one of the few advanced democratic market societies that do not offer child care as a universal public benefit or entitlement? This book - a comprehensive history of child care policy and practices in the United States from the colonial period to the present - shows why the current child care system evolved as it did and places its history within a broad comparative context.

( New Republic) - Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn

Michel's scholarship is impressive, and in her meticulously researched history of American debates about day care she tries energetically to get beyond the dichotomy that simplifies and distorts those debates: the opposition between 'children's interests' and 'women's rights. . . . Michel presents a wealth of useful information.