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The Tragedy of Child Care in America$
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Edward Zigler, Katherine Marsland, and Heather Lord

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300122336

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300122336.001.0001

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Quality and Affordability

Quality and Affordability

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(p.66) Chapter Four Quality and Affordability
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The Tragedy of Child Care in America
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Edward Zigler

Katherine Marsland

Heather Lord

Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300122336.003.0004

This chapter assesses the quality and affordability of child care in the United States. It begins by examining the elements of good-quality child care and its importance to children's development. It then considers the important relationship between quality and affordability and why the inherent tension between the two requires public-sector investment. It concludes with a discussion of promising policy initiatives and how the lessons learned from them can be used in moving toward comprehensive large-scale policy reform.

Keywords:   child care policy, social policy, child care quality, child development, public sector investment

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