From Charity to Legitimate Need: The Postwar Years

Elizabeth Rose

in A Mother's Job

Published in print March 1999 | ISBN: 9780195111125
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854295 | DOI:
From Charity to Legitimate Need: The Postwar Years

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This chapter discusses the most striking change related to day care and motherhood: how mothers were beginning to insist that they had a right to day care. The information presented in this chapter supports the argument that the postwar period was truly a time of change. During this time new ideas regarding the basic job of mothers appeared, which challenged the previous assumptions on which day care provision had previously been based.

Keywords: day care; motherhood; mothers; postwar period; day care provision

Chapter.  17864 words. 

Subjects: Local and Family History

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