1st Edition

Who Will Mind the Baby? Geographies of Childcare and Working Mothers

Edited By Kim England Copyright 1996
    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    One of the most significant social and economic changes of recent years has been the explosion in the number of mothers in the work place and in paid employment generally. Child care policy, provision and funding has in no way kept up with this change. Who Will Mind the Baby? explores how working mothers negotiate their responsibilities in the face of these difficulties.
    The book contrasts the limited child care policies of the United States and Canada with the more advanced situation in Europe and Australia, focusing in particular on the coping strategies of working mothers.

    List of illustrations, List of contributors, Acknowledgements, Part I Introduction, Part II Child care policy in the United States and Canada, Part III The provision of child care at the state and provincial level, Part IV The local level: journey to child care and coping strategies, Part V Child care in international perspective, Part VI Conclusion, Appendices, Notes, References, Index


    Kim England is Associate Professor of Geography at Scarborough College, University of Toronto