9780805810615

Child Care in the 1990s: Trends and Consequences

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805810615

  • ISBN10:

    0805810617

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1992-07-01
  • Publisher: Lawrence Erlbau

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Summary

Bringing together professionals from sociology, economics, psychology, and family studies, this volume presents papers from a symposium on child care that sought answers to each of the four questions listed in the table of contents. A lead speaker provided an answer, and discussants had a chance to critique the main presentation and set forth their own views. Each session also included a policy person to deal with issues from an applied perspective. The lead papers, review papers, and rejoinders constitute the contents of this volume. Interdisciplinary in scope, it deals with the central issue in a systematic way and attempts to present divergent points of view on each question. As such, it provides the reader with current information and a review of issues intended to provoke new ways of thinking about child care.

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
What Are the Factors That Affect the Demand and Supply for Child Care, and What Will Be the Demand in the 1990s?p. 1
The Demand for and Supply of Child Care in the 1990sp. 3
Child-Care Supply and Demand: What Do We Really Know?p. 26
A Cross-National Perspective on the Demand for and Supply of Early Childhood Servicesp. 33
The Supply of and Demand for Child Care: Measurement and Analytic Issuesp. 42
Are Parents Better off Than They Were a Decade Ago? a Response to Prosser and Mcgroderp. 56
What Child-Care Practices and Arrangements Lead to Positive Outcomes for Children? Negative Outcomes for Children?p. 61
Consequences of Child Care for Children's Developmentp. 63
Consequences of Child Care for Children's Development: A Deconstructionist Viewp. 83
Child Development and Its Implications for Day Carep. 95
Is Anything More Important Than Day-Care Quality?p. 101
Consequences of Child Care -- One More Time: A Rejoinderp. 116
What Are the Consequences of Child-Care Practices and Arrangements for the Well-Being of Parents and Providers?p. 125
The Consequences of Child Care for Parents' Well-Beingp. 127
The Impact of Child Care on Parentsp. 159
Child Care and Parental Well-Being: Bringing Quality of Care into the Picturep. 172
Child Care and Parental Well-Being: A Needed Focus on Gender and Trade-Offsp. 180
What Policies Are Necessary to Meet the Need for High-Quality Child Care, and How Can the Policies Be Realized?p. 187
Policies to Enhance Access to High-Quality Child Carep. 189
Infant Care and Full-Time Employmentp. 209
Keep Our Eyes on the Prize: Family and Child Care Policy in the United States, as It Should Bep. 215
Child Care Policies: Changing to Meet the Needsp. 223
Author Indexp. 235
Subject Indexp. 243
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