Before the nineteenth century, child care was rarely a problem because most mothers cared for children at home. Enslaved mothers and farm women often took their children to the fields with them. During the Industrial Revolution, however, the working class’s need for child care became more urgent. When women were recruited for jobs during World War II, the US government solved the child-care dilemma by establishing temporary government centers. The number of working women continued to increase... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2019. 2p.