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I am writing a thesis concerning working mothers and their effect in the workplace. My topic also includes the history of women in the workforce (Civil War to the present), childcare/daycare, education. I am trying to find additional information concerning the emergence of child/daycare from the World War I and II era with its statistics. Primarily I'm looking for literature on the subject. Could you please point me in the right direction.. It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM and for your research on childcare--a topic that I have recently been paying more attention to. Mostly because for my generation (I'm 28) the barrier seems to be children, whereas for past generations it was marriage. Now, we have to work to make child rearing a male and female job--or better yet, one not based on gender at all. For more on this topic you should reference the following:

  • Wellesley Center for Research on Women (based in Wellesley, MA), which is hosting a conference on the workplace and childcare and family structure, etc... in November.
  • The Progressive Policy Institute based in Washington, DC) has done work around Clinton's Child Care Initiative and thus may have information for you.
A soon to be published book--Children's Interest/Mother's Rights by Sonya Michel. It will be published by Yale University Press, New London, CT. Sonya Michel is director of the Women's Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, so contacting her may be a good first step. You should also look for the work of Theresa Funiciello, author of Tyranny of Kindness and numerous articles on related topics.

I hope these four suggestions point you in the right direction.


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