The Working Mother/Child Care Gap

A must read to help understand the cultural history of the working mother/childcare gap we find ourselves in today. “By late 1944, a mother could send a child of two to five years of age to childcare for 50 cents per day (about $7 in today’s money, adjusting for inflation). That included lunch, and snacks in the morning and afternoon.”

Who Took Care of Rosie the Riveter’s Kids? – The Atlantic Government-run childcare was crucial in enabling women’s employment during World War II, but today the program has largely been forgotten.


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