Child Care Policy at the Crossroads: Gender and Welfare by Sonya Michel, Rianne Mahon

By Sonya Michel, Rianne Mahon

Even if childcare is noticeable as a part of society's academic coverage, welfare coverage, or employment coverage impacts not just its shape and content material but additionally its public snapshot. The members during this quantity use present polices for the care of babies and preschool young children to research debates and tune the emergence of latest nation welfare practices throughout various social and political configurations-and provide a few conclusions approximately which tools paintings the simplest.

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