How Politics Killed Universal Child Care In The 1970s

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Women denote for permitted child caring during a First Women’s Mar down Fifth Avenue on Aug. 26, 1970.

Freda Leinwand, Courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University


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Freda Leinwand, Courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

Women denote for permitted child caring during a First Women’s Mar down Fifth Avenue on Aug. 26, 1970.

Freda Leinwand, Courtesy of Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

American relatives mostly have problem securing caring for their children while they go to work. Child caring in a U.S. is tremendously expensive, and in many tools of a country, intensely scarce.

Rewind roughly 50 years, and a same problems existed.

But in 1971, a United States came really tighten to carrying universal, federally subsidized child care. NPR examines how Congress came to pass a legislation, and because President Nixon vetoed it.

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