Child Care

December 17, 1993 • Volume 3, Issue 47
Should parents be more involved as caregivers?
By Charles S. Clark

Introduction

Ever since large numbers of women began entering the work force in the late 1960s, child care has been controversial. Now members of America's first generation raised in day care are old enough to be parents themselves, yet society remains divided over who should be minding the kids. With more than half of all mothers with young children working, many women's groups and child-development specialists want more help from government and businesses. Income subsidies and improved care quality, they say, would be wise investments in reducing youth crime and underperformance in schools. Traditionalists counter that child care is the responsibility of families, not government or industry. They call for one parent or the other to interrupt careers to maintain the parent-child bond.

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