Day Care and Depression
In the past (1890s to 1920s), working mothers were viewed as “evil”. After 1930 however, changes made in both women's wage work and social welfare began to challenge these assumptions, gradually altering the meaning of day care. This chapter discusses the different transformations in the meaning and practice of day care due to the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. The chapter also looks at the responses of all these various actors to the economic crisis of the depression.
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