The other America described two decades ago by Michael Harrington is a changing neighborhood: men are moving out, while women, many with children, are moving in.
From the poor widow of Biblical times to the divorced mother of today, women have always experienced a disproportionate share of poverty.
In the midst of a debate over the cost and quality of child care and the appropriate public role in its provision, this paper documents the current situation of child care workers.
Child care workers salaries are shockingly low.
Wages and Salaries of Child Care Workers: The Economic and Social Implications of Raising Child Care Workers’ Salaries
As more and more mothers enter the paid labor force, and/or work outside of the home, increasing numbers and proportions of children are experiencing care provided in a group context, and/or by someone other than their own parents.