Child Care Chapter 6 Summary

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Chapter 6 dives into the insufficient child care system of the United States. In addition to the challege of obtaining paid leave from work, women also bear the burden of finding affordable and safe child care. The dramatic waiting list for most child care services and the lack of financial resources leaves women no choice but to exit the workforce or to settle below the poverty line in order to recieve assistance. Access to quality child care is much more difficult for low wage workers that have to work all hours of the day and that do not receive any paid vacation or sick leave. With minimal government interference, women are left with no option but to leave their children at home to raise themselves. The Lanham Act that provided government
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