PRC Brown Bag Nov. 10: Robert Crosnoe Presents "Mothers, Child Care, and Media Backlash in the U.S."

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PRC Brown Bag Nov. 10: Robert Crosnoe Presents
Robert Crosnoe presents Nov. 10 at the PRC Brown Bag.

The PRC welcomes Robert Crosnoe from The University of Texas at Austin to our Brown Bag. He will present "Mothers, Child Care, and Media Backlash in the U.S."

Friday, November 10, 2017 | CLA 0.102*

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

* Please note room change

Abstract:

The state of early child care in a society—how accessible it is to families in need, how good it is for children—is a core component of the health, wellbeing, and productivity of the population, but the state of early child care in the U.S. is characterized by considerable inequality.  This presentation draws on several years of quantitative research with the NICHD Study of Early Child Care to show how a variety of family disadvantages translate into disadvantages in the early child care market, undermining the future prospects of children and mothers, and then explores media coverage of this long-running federal study to demonstrate how cultural debates about maternal employment, intensive mothering, and the best interests of children slow progress in providing high-quality child care to families.

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