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Child Care and Inequality : Re-Thinking Carework for Children and Youth - Demie Kurz

Child Care and Inequality

Re-Thinking Carework for Children and Youth

By: Demie Kurz (Editor), Francesca M. Cancian (Editor), Andrew S. London (Editor), Rebecca Reviere (Editor), Mary C. Tuominen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th September 2002
ISBN: 9780415933513
Number Of Pages: 266

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How do we provide adequate child care for our kids? How do we close the gap between children in desperate need of quality care and healthcare providers with scarce financial and material resources to provide for them?
This collection has assembled a team of the top names in the field to provide a wide-ranging and thought-provoking analysis on the state of child care today. Contributors consider the intersecting inequalities of race, ethnicity, gender, social class and sexual orientation and the ways in which each shapes the provision of care and young people. All essays are original and address a range of topics including issues of power and inequality in carework, family and neighborhood resources, workplace demands and opportunities for parents, and carework and the welfare state. As one of the most pressing problems facing families today, this collection challenges scholars, policymakers and concerned community members to rethink the issues, revitalize the debate and reconsider how to establish a healthcare system that better serves its most important clients.

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'This sharply focused analysis of the array of child care options available to ordinary U.S. families demonstrates that far too often we come up short - with respect to quality, quantity, and cost. These multi-disciplinary scholars lay the groundwork for a greater range of options and long overdue supports, particularly for those with fewer resources, more dangerous environments, and special child care needs.'-Madonna Harrington Meyer, author of Care Work: Gender, Labour, and the Welfare State

Introduction
Rethinking Family Carework
American Women Tending Sick and Disabled Children, 1850-1940p. 11
Poor Mothers and the Care of Teenage Childrenp. 23
Las Madres en el Barrio: Godmothers, Othermothers, and Women's Power in a Community of Caregivingp. 37
Nurturing Babies, Protecting Men: The Unequal Dynamics of Women's Postpartum Caregiving Practicesp. 51
Defining "Good" Child Care: Hegemonic and Democratic Standardsp. 65
Family Intersections with the State
Making Poor Mothers Fungible: The Privatization of Foster Carep. 83
Children and Chronic Health Conditions: Welfare Reform and Health-Related Careworkp. 99
Caregiving, Welfare States, and Mothers' Povertyp. 113
Carework in the Marketplace and Community
Care, Inequality, and Policyp. 133
Child Care across Sectors: A Comparison of the Work of Child Care in Three Settingsp. 145
Empowering Forces: Professional Careworkers in the Support Networks of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youthp. 159
Support Organizations for Parents of Children with Cancer: Local, National, and International Problems and Prospectsp. 175
"Where Teachers Can Make a Livable Wage": Organizing to Address Gender and Racial Inequalities in Paid Child Care Workp. 193
Activist Mothering and Community Work: Fighting Oppression in Low-income Neighborhoodsp. 207
Referencesp. 223
Contributor Notesp. 257
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780415933513
ISBN-10: 041593351X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 19th September 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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