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The Politics of Australian Child Care

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Preface to the revised edition; Introduction: Women, the state and the politics of caring for children; 1. The kindergarten movement and urban social reform; 2. For the sake of the nation; 3. A mother's place ...?; 4. Hitching child care to the Commonwealth star; 5. Playing beneath the Sword of Damocles; 6. For love and money; 7. Child care - an industrial issue; 8. New Players, new rules; 9. Equity and Economics; 10. The market rules ... OK?


'In her welcome new book, Deborah Brennan gives a definitive account of the politics of childcare and how children's services have developed over the past one hundred years. It is a good primer for those who want to act, a good read for the interested and a useful account of how women have worked to influence public policy.' Eva Cox, The Age

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