The National Child Care Policy and Its Effects on the State of Texas Page: 1

Child Care
President Bush (1988) stated:
The single most important issue arising from
the changes in our workforce is child care...
Today, child care is nothing short of a
family necessity...We must find a way to put
greater range of choices in the hands of low
income parents - because they face the
greatest difficulty in meeting the demands of
work and family...
The past two decades of great change have contributed
to the growing need for child care in the United
States. Many women have entered the workplace
full-time and permanently because they either have to
work or want to work. It is important to today's women
to have a career and be successful. These women want
it all including children, and they do not feel it
necessary to give up their jobs to raise their children
at home. This is evidenced by the "Supermom"
phenomenon. The growing majority of single parents has
also brought about this need for day care. With the
high rate of divorce in this country, the number of
women opting to bear children without marriage, and the
impetus of the women's movement, care for our young has
become a major problem. Poverty has also affected this

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