Demanding Child Care: Women's Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-71

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During World War II, as women stepped in to fill jobs vacated by men in the armed services, the federal government established public child care centers in local communities for the first time. When the government announced plans to withdraw funding and terminate its child care services at the end of the war, women in California protested and lobbied to keep their centers open, even as these services rapidly vanished in other states. Analyzing the informal networks of cross-class and cross-race reformers, policymakers, and ...

Demanding Child Care: Women's Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-71 2011, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252036255

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