Whether childcare is seen as part of society's educational policy, welfare policy, or employment policy affects not only its form and content but also its public image. The contributors in this volume use current polices for the care of infants and preschool children to analyze debates and track the emergence of new state welfare practices across a variety of social and political configurations-and offer some conclusions about which methods work the best.

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Michel, S. (Sonya), & Mahon, R. (2013). Child care policy at the crossroads: Gender and welfare state restructuring. Child Care Policy at the Crossroads: Gender and Welfare State Restructuring (pp. 1–352). doi:10.4324/9781315023144