Public Agenda

Necessary Compromises

How Parents, Employers and Children's Advocates View Child Care Today


At a time when two-income families and single parents have become the norm, parents struggle with fears and concerns over who should care for their children, believing the primary responsibility of child care rests with them. Though employers say they are willing to help out, they worry about cost and liability issues. Child advocates, meanwhile, have a different vision of child care, one modeled on European national systems, in which the government helps parents shoulder the load. 2000.

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