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The Silent crisis in U.S. child care
Helburn, Suzanne W. (Suzanne Wiggins), 1930-
Publication Information:
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1999]

Physical Description:
243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
"May 1999."
Preface / Suzanne W. Helburn -- Child care, maternal employment, and public policy / Sandra L. Hofferth -- Defining and assessing early childhood program quality / Debbt Cryer -- The Kellogg Child Development Center : high-quality child care / Lorna Kellogg -- Child care experiences and developmental outcomes / Margaret E. Burchinal -- Families and child care : divergent viewpoints / Susan D. Holloway and Bruce Fuller -- Regulating child care quality / William Gormley, Jr. -- Market constraints on child care quality / John R. Morris -- Child care workers : high demand, low wages / Marcy Whitebook -- Hiring a nanny : the limits of private solutions to public problems / Julia Wrigley -- Current trends in European early child care and education / Wolfgamg Tietze and Debbt Cryer -- Who should pay for the kids? / Paula England and Nancy Folbre -- Making child care "affordable" in the United States / Barbara R. Bergmann.

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In the 20th century we have witnessed the massive movement of women and young mothers into paid employment in the U.S. and other industrialized countries. By 1995 64% of married mothers with a preschool-aged child were in the labor force compared to 35% only 25 years earlier. Rising divorce rates and an increase in the percentage of female-headed households make more families dependent on the mother#65533;s earnings. These structural shifts, along with women#65533;s growing aspirations for careers and more independence, have changed social norms. Families increasingly depend on formally provided child care.''The child care crisis is easily overlooked. It is a silent, voiceless crisis. Three-, four-, and five-year-old children cannot speak for themselves. Low- and middle-income children and mothers, those most directly affected, have little economic or political power. What choices must we as a society make to aid our nation in raising its children?''The Silent Crisis in U.S. Child Care, a special issue of THE ANNALS, addresses the important debates and questions regarding child care:''''''#65533; Regulating Child Care Quality''#65533; Making Child Care Affordable in the United States''+ Defining and Assessing Early Childhood Program Quality''+ Who Should Pay for Child Care''The discussion of child care not only affects our society as a whole, but also influences the decisions of policymakers and politicians. The articles in this special issue are valuable to scholars, researchers, policymakers and those working in and with the child care system who seek to find answers and solutions to this timely and important problem.

Table of Contents

Making Child Care "Affordable" in the United StatesBarbara R. Bergmann
PrefaceSuzanne W. Helburn
Child Care, Maternal Employment, and Public PolicySandra L. Hofferth
Defining and Assessing Early Childhood Program QualityDebby Cryer
The Kellogg Child Development Center: High-Quality Child CareLorna Kellogg
Child Care Experiences and Developmental OutcomesMargaret R. Burchinal
Families and Child Care: Divergent ViewpointsSusan D. Holloway and Bruce Fuller
Regulating Child Care QualityWilliam Gormley, Jr.
Market Constraints on Child Care QualityJohn R. Morris
Child Care Workers: High Demand, Low WagesMarcy Whitebook
Hiring a Nanny: The Limits of Private Solutions to Public ProblemsJulia Wrigley
Current Trends in European Early Child Care and EducationWolfgang Tietze and Debby Cryer
Who Should Pay for the Kids?Paula England and Nancy Folbre

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