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Blau, David M. (2002). Rethinking U.S. Child Care Policy. Issues in Science and Technology, 18(2), 66-72.


Demand for high-quality care will increase only when consumers have better information about child care and stronger economic incentives to purchase excellent care.
Child care in the United States is, by many standards, in poor shape. Commonly heard complaints include that today’s system of child care endangers the well-being of children, causes financial hardship and stress for families, makes it next-to-impossible for low-income families to work their way off welfare, causes substantial productivity losses to employers, and prevents many mothers from maintaining productive careers in the labor force.


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Blau, David M.