Working Mothers and the Child Care Dilemma

Working Mothers and the Child Care Dilemma

A History of British Columbia's Social Policy

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Finding affordable, quality child care is a challenge for many Canadian families. In some areas of British Columbia, expectant mothers place their children on daycare waiting lists months before they are born. Yet, despite the demand, recent efforts to achieve a universal child care program have stalled. As Working Mothers and the Child Care Dilemma demonstrates, this is nothing new: child care policy in British Columbia has matured in the shadow of a persistent political uneasiness with working motherhood...In addition to revealing much about historical attitudes toward women’s roles at home and in the workplace, Working Mothers and the Child Care Dilemma celebrates the efforts of mothers and advocates who, for decades, have lobbied for child care as a central part of women’s rights as workers, parents, and citizens.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC :, UBC Press,, [2015]
Copyright Date: © 2015
ISBN: 9780774829243
Characteristics: xii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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