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In our hands : the struggle for US child care policy

Author: Elizabeth Palley; Corey Silberstein Shdaimah
Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, cop. 2014.
Series: Families, law and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Working mothers are common in the United States. In over half of all two-parent families, both parents work, and women's paychecks on average make up 35 percent of their families' incomes. This book  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Palley; Corey Silberstein Shdaimah
ISBN: 9781479862658 1479862657
OCLC Number: 940969649
Description: 1 vol. (XI-276 p.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments 1 Introduction 2 Framing 3 History 4 The Role of Interest Groups 5 Current U.S. Child Care Policies 6 Women and Child Care 7 Strategic Framing of Child Care 8 Child Care as a Social Movement 9 If We Have a Major Social Problem, Why Is There No Movement for Change? Afterword Appendix 1: A Brief Note on Research Methods Appendix 2: Interview Guide for Interest Groups and Organizations Including Unions Appendix 3: Study Respondents by Organization and Role Appendix 4: Conservative Organization Websites Reviewed Notes References Index About the Authors
Series Title: Families, law and society.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Palley, Corey S. Shdaimah.

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