Who Cares for Our Children? The Child Care Crisis in the Other America

ISBN-10: 0807747742

ISBN-13: 9780807747742

Edition: 2007

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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.

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of "Blood Rites"; "The Worst Years of Our Lives"; "Fear of Falling", which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, & eight other books. A frequent contributor to Time, Harper's, Esquire, The New Republic, Mirabella, The Nation, The New York Magazine, she lives near Key West, Florida.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Who Cares?
Whose Rights?
Young, Vulnerable, and Poor: Confronting the Child Care Maze
Struggling and Juggling: School, Work, and Child Care
On the Edges: When Two Parents Can't Make It
"Difficult" Children; Disrupted Placements and Expulsions
Immigrant Mothers: Child Care in the Shadows
"It Was a Wonderful and Different Change": When Child Care Works
The Right to Child Care
Notes
References
Index
About the Author
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