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licensed, and the government ensures affordable care in
child care centers. Preschool is free for all three to
five year olds and is taught by teachers holding
masters degrees in early childhood education("Love Us",
1989). As shown by these actions, France believes in
investing in their children and families.
Unfortunately America has been slow to act on this
principle. Until October of 1990, the United States
was one of only five nations in the world that lacked
any form of a family policy. The other nations are
South Africa, North Guinea, South Korea, and the Sudan
(Garrett et al, 1988, p.31). Although the United
States has presently made an effort to correct this
incredible deficit, it will take much more work to
reach the goals France and other countries have already
At present, fifty-five and nine tenths percent of
all women in the United States are in the workforce,
and by the year 2000 this number will have risen to
sixty-one and five tenths percent (U.S. Census Bureau,
1987). In addition, by 1995 two thirds of all new
labor entrants will be women, eighty percent of whom
will be in their childbearing years and expected to
raise children at some point of their work life (Hayes,
Palmer, & Zaslow, 1990, p.xiii). Currently over
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Caird, Jennifer Lynn. The National Child Care Policy and Its Effects on the State of Texas, thesis or dissertation, Spring 1993; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc146425/m1/5/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.