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Who Cares for Our Children?: The Child Care Crisis in the Other America
By Barbara Ehrenreich (foreword by) and Valerie Polakow
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Teachers College Pr
Publication date April 30, 2007
Pages 227
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780807747742
ISBN-10 0807747742
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Lack of access to affordable high-quality child care is frequently the tipping point that catapults a family into poverty, joblessness, and homelessness -- a constant threat to the well-being of women and children. Polakow spent a year traveling around the country listening to low-income women from diverse backgrounds tell their stories of struggle, resilience, distress, and occasional success as they encountered ongoing child care crises. The resulting work is both a compelling account of the lived realities of the child care crisis, and an incisive critique of public policy that points to the United States as an outlier in the international community. Drawing on historical and international perspectives, Polakow creates a groundbreaking analysis of child care as a human right, persuasively arguing for a universal child care system.

Among the provocative issues the book addresses are:
* Child care as a private or public responsibility
* The segregated history of child care
* Poor children and the child care nightmare
* Working-poor mothers and their deficit of choices
* "Woman-friendly" policies in international context
* Recommendations for universal child care
* Child Care as a human right

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Hardcover
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from Teachers College Pr (April 30, 2007)
9780807747759 | details & prices | 227 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $46.00
About: Lack of access to affordable high quality child care is frequently the tipping point that catapults a family into poverty, joblessness, and homelessness-a constant threat to the well-being of women and children.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780807747742
 
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from Teachers College Pr (April 30, 2007)
9780807747742 | details & prices | 227 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Lack of access to affordable high-quality child care is frequently the tipping point that catapults a family into poverty, joblessness, and homelessness -- a constant threat to the well-being of women and children.

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