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America's Child Care Problem: The Way Out

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The revolution in womens lives has created an unprecedented demand for non-parental child care, and sparked a growing child care industry run by both public and private providers. In this book, two esteemed economists examine the causes and potential cures of the child care problems that face this country today. Writing for policymakers, parents, and providers alike, Suzanne W. Helburn and Barbara R. Bergmann provide the first in-depth look at the child care industry, identifying crucial problems such as quality of care and the high cost of even mediocre care. Moreover, the authors identify sources for change-including stronger regulatory procedures on providers and suppliers of care-and more government subsidies. Americas Child Care Problem examines the views of key players in all facets of the child care industry: CEOs, politicians, policy advocates, foundation directors, child care providers, and parents; and offers specific advice and guidelines for parents to use when selecting care. The book helps parents understand the hidden costs of child care; the pros and cons of child care centers versus care by nannies, relatives, and family-run centers; and danger signals that indicate a low quality of child care.

Synopsis:

America's Child Care Problem: The Way Out explains why most children in America receive care that is mediocre - or worse - in quality. The authors outline the kind of help Americans need from their government if their children are to get the early care and education they deserve - at a price that won't wreck their family budgets.

About the Author

Barbara R. Bergmann has published several books on welfare, child care, and social policy, including Is Social Security Broke?: A Cartoon Guide to the Issues, and In Defense of Affirmative Action. She is Professor Emerita of Economics at American University and the University of Maryland.

Suzanne W. Helburn is Professor of Economics Emerita at the University of Colorado at Denver. She has published widely on the cost and quality of child care.

Table of Contents

The Problem: Whats Wrong with Child Care in America? * The Question: Is There a Shortage of Affordable Quality Care? * The Design: What Should a New Child Care System Look Like? * The Yardstick: What Child Care Deserves to be Called “Good?” * The Report Card: How Much of Americas Child Care is Good? * The Regulations: How Much Quality Control in Child Care? * The Marketplace: What is Peculiar About the Child Care Industry? * The Caregivers: Do Care Workers Get Enough Training and Pay? * The Cost: Can We Afford Good Quality Care?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312211493
Subtitle:
The Way Out
Author:
Helburn, Suzanne W.
Author:
Helburn, Suzanne W.
Author:
Helburn, Suzanne Wiggans
Author:
Bergmann, Barbara R.
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Child Care
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Child care services
Subject:
Parenting - Child Rearing
Subject:
Child care services -- United States.
Subject:
Services & Welfare
Subject:
General
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Policy
Subject:
Babysitting, Day Care & Child Care
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Palgrave ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20020105
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 x 0.575 in

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