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Working Mothers and the Child Care Dilemma

A History of British Columbia's Social Policy

During the twentieth century, child care policy in British Columbia matured in the shadow of a persistent political uneasiness with working motherhood. Charting the growth of the child care movement in this province, Working Mothers and the Child Care Dilemma examines how ideas about motherhood, paid work, and social welfare have influenced universal child care discussions and consistently pushed access to child care to the margins of BC's social policy agenda. Lisa Pasolli also celebrates those who have lobbied for child care as part of women's rights as workers, parents, and citizens.

About the Author

Lisa Pasolli is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies at Trent University.

Endorsements

"This book is a must read for anyone interested in Canadian child care. Focused mainly on British Columbia, it is as germane to Canadian child care policy more broadly. Its main thesis – that 'a fundamental discomfort around working motherhood' underlies our failure to win a national childcare program – offers a valuable analysis with implications for future strategies."—Martha Friendly, Executive Director, Childcare Resource and Research Unit

"This book will shock you with historical details of the discrimination mothers have faced over the last 100 years in BC. It also explains the remaining government ambivalence toward working mothers and quality affordable child care. Required reading for feminists and those of us committed to the $10aDay Plan as the solution to BC's child care crisis, this book will better equip us in the continuing fight for women's equality."—Sharon Gregson, Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC and Director of Child and Familiy Development Services at Collingwood Neighborhood House

"This book asks the question: 'Why has there never been universally accessible, affordable, high quality, public child care in British Columbia?' The answer reveals much about the fundamental discomfort society has with working motherhood and how this discomfort has contributed to an absence of full social citizenship for women."—Susan Prentice, professor of sociology, University of Manitoba

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