A Look at the Issue of Day Care
This paper studies the problem of families who are unable to find affordable high-quality day care and the repercussions.
# 25806 | 3,536 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on May 02, 2003 in Political Science (Lobbyists and Pressure Groups) , Sociology (Social Work) , Sociology (Welfare) , Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues)
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The lack of affordable and high-quality day care has been acknowledged as a social problem ever since Congress placed day care on its agenda in the ?80s. The paper traces the steps of lobbyists who have tried to improve the situation for low-income families. The writer finally gives a proposed solution to try to alleviate the burdens on parents to work full-time in order to afford childcare.
From the Paper:"The lack of day care has affected increasing numbers of families because of changes in the economic and social system. The ?70s image of the white-picket fence family, where only the father works and the mother stays at home to take care of the children, has become obsolete (Ehrlich, 1986, p. 52). Instead, since the eighties, families have had to increase their total family income to keep up with the rising costs of living. Inflation-adjusted income in two-parent families has dropped 3.1% between 1973 and 1984 (Fernberg, 1988, p. 66). In fact, according to the March 1986 Harvard Business Review, 40% of the workforce consists of both parents working (Fernberg, 1988, p. 66)."
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