https://i2.wp.com/genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Childcare-3.jpg?fit=4752%2C3168&ssl=1 3168 4752 Debra Fitzpatrick http://genderpolicyreport.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/gendereport.png Debra Fitzpatrick2019-05-17 13:22:522019-05-17 13:22:52Child Care in the United States: Exceptionalism Redux
In child care policy, as in so many other realms of public life, the United States has taken its own—distinctive– course. Unlike most other wealthy market societies today, the US has failed to develop a nationwide, government-subsidized and -regulated system of child care, resulting in what many call a “patchwork” of services.To address this gap, many prominent political figures are currently proposing major plans for a federal child care program. These politicians include not only declared Democratic presidential candidates, but also first daughter Ivanka Trump. Most of them, however, fall short of the best programs to be found elsewhere among advanced economies.