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This paper presents statistics showing the high costs of childcare, especially as it affects single-parent families. It argues that the need for childcare to be affordable and high-quality. It also examines the plight of impoverished women, who often have to use informal childcare arrangements in order to make ends meet. The paper calls for a balance between affordability of daycare and quality of daycare to be achieved.
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Cite this Research Paper:
Childcare (2007, March 11) Retrieved December 02, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/childcare-93124/
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