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Postwar Hopes: The Fight for Permanent Child Care, 1945–47

Natalie M. Fousekis

in Demanding Child Care: Women's Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036255
eISBN:
9780252093241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036255.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the protests that erupted in California when the federal government threatened to close the Lanham Act centers and the broad-based coalition that pushed for a permanent program ... More


Combating Gender Earnings Disparities

Robert Cherry and Robert Lerman

in Moving Working Families Forward: Third Way Policies That Can Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717189
eISBN:
9780814769904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717189.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that child care support does not simply enable women to maintain employment, it also makes it sensible for many working mothers to enroll in job training and educational programs ... More


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