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Downshifting careers while financing motherhood: Relying on the Gift-Giver, the Roommate, and the Careworker

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0023
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Nothing is more salient for these women on a daily basis than the drama between work and family. This chapter illustrates how women streamline their employment to finance their mother time, sometimes ... More


Conclusion: History Lessons for Preschool Advocates

Elizabeth Rose

in The Promise of Preschool: From Head Start to Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395075
eISBN:
9780199775767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395075.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The idea of universal pre‐kindergarten now enjoys nearly universal support. It is important at this juncture to understand what legacies we have inherited from the past, and what lessons we might ... More


Creating a City for Workers: Union Strategies on Child Care in New York City

Susanna F. Schaller, K. C. Wagner, and Mildred E. Warner

in Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501706547
eISBN:
9781501712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501706547.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses the duality of labor strategy in the child care sector with one case study of unions campaigning to expand their members' access to child care benefits, paired with a second ... More


“I Don’t Trust People to Watch My Kids”: Mothers ’ Distrust in Child Care Providers

Judith A. Levine

in Ain't No Trust: "How Bosses, Boyfriends, and Bureaucrats Fail Low-Income Mothers and Why It Matters"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274716
eISBN:
9780520956919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274716.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter investigates the arena of child care. The post-reform group described the same inability to trust the quality of child care providers available as the women interviewed before reform. ... More


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