Caring for Children

Social Movements and Public Policy in Canada
by Rachel Langford, Patrizia Albanese & Susan Prentice
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Publisher: UBC Press

Publication Date: June 09, 2017

ISBN: 9780774834315

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Social inequality. Selective political attention. Insufficient funding and access. Caring for Children provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of the crisis in care for Canadian children and their caregivers. The contributors explore the complex issues surrounding caring for children, analyzing the connections between services and programs to reveal how childcare, parental leave, informal care, live-in caregiver programs, and child tax benefits affect the well-being of Canadian children and their families. They affirm the necessity of questioning political attitudes and arrangements, and ask what social movements can do to promote positive change in approaches to the care of children.