Championing Child Care (Power, Conflict, & Democracy
American Politics into the 21st Century S.)
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|Format:||Hardback, 320 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 04 October 2001|
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-- Joyce Gelb, City University of New York, American Political Science Review
About the Author
Sally S. Cohen is an associate professor at Yale University and the director of the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at the Yale University School of Nursing. She lives in Stamford, CT.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Senator Christopher Dodd1. IntroductionWhy Study Child Care Politics?Context of the Book2. Politics of Child Care Legislation, 1971Overview of the Book3. From Political Stalemate to Welfare Entitlement, 1972-1988Prelude to Child Care Legislation of 19714. Politics of Child Care Legislation, 1987-1990Child Care Lands on the Legislative Agenda5. Regulations, Implementation, and High Expectations, 1991-1993Moving Child Care Through Congress6. Child Care and Welfare Reform, 1994--1996Nixon and Child Care: A Battle Among the President's Men7. High Hopes, 1997-2000The Demise of Child Care Legislation8. A View from the States, 1996--2000Federal Interagency Day Care Regulations9. Looking Back and to the FutureThe Early 1980s: Retrenchment and RegroupingWelfare Reform Features the First Federal Child Care EntitlementLaunching a Child Care InitiativeThe Other Side of the Story: Conservatives Offer Competing Proposals1989: Senate Success1989: The House Imbroglio over Child Care Legislation1990: The Last ChancePlacing Child Care Regulations in ContextCCDBG Regulations Spark Feuds over Standards and Other ConcernsAt-Risk Child Care Regulations Add More Fuel to the FireImplementing the 1990 Child Care Package1993: A New Political Era1994: Elections Set a New Stage for Child CareChild Care and Welfare Reform LegislationThe Changed Face of Political Action for Child Care and Children1997: New Opportunities for Child Care1998: New Twists for Child Care LegislationUshering Federal Child Care Policy into the Twenty-first CenturyChild Care and American FederalismFederal Child Care Regulations RevisitedImpact of Welfare Reform on Child CareLinking Child Care with Other Early Education InitiativesIt's Not Just Women's Participation in the Labor ForceWhat's Institutional Structure Got to Do with It?The Influence of Organized InterestsLooking AheadState Child Care Policies Assume a New Look
Sally Cohen's fascinating study of federal child care policy making over the past thirty years combines the very best of both case study and longitudinal analyses. The work pays careful attention to the actors, goals and strategic choices that shaped successive campaigns for an expanded federal role in child care policy and, at the same time, demonstrates the critical influence of structural and institutional factors in shaping those debates and their outcomes. Policymakers as well as students of the policy process will benefit greatly from the insights provided by this book. -- Doug Imig, Director, The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, The University of Memphis This book is a testimonial to the thousands of people across the country who have spent decades advocating for a better child care system. By documenting the child care movement, Sally Cohen celebrates their spirit and calls upon all of us to continue the struggle to improve and expand services for the children of working families. -- Joan Lombardi, Ph.D., Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Championing Child Care takes the literature on the politics of American social policy a giant step forward. Cohen's is a sophisticated, theoretically rich longitudinal analysis, based on solid empirical research. She presents the complex interactions among the variables that shaped child care policy over a thirty year period in a clear, enjoyable prose, enabling both scholars in the field and the interested public to understand the policy processes that shaped American child care policy and to think broadly about many issues in American social policy. It is a perfect text for courses in public policy, U.S. politics and social welfare policy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. -- Alice Sardell, Queens College, CUNY The most thorough account ever written about the long, slow, disoriented process of child care policy in America. Her history shows how far we have not come because the needs of policy makers, institutions, and other interests have overridden the needs of children. All who are interested in improving the quality of child care will benefit from this painstaking research presented in this must-read book. -- Edward Zigler, Sterling Professor of Psychology, Yale University
"An inside glimpse of the powerful voices that have contributed to our national child care agenda." - Senator Christopher Dodd (from the foreword)"
|Publisher: ||Columbia University Press|
|Dimensions: ||21.97 x 14.35 x 1.14 centimeters (0.68 kg)|