The author argues that there were four critical junctures that institutionalized a specific path of childcare in the Czech Republic. This policy path established the norm that mothers stay at home with children for 3 years and it also led to one of the highest percentages of 4-to 5-year-old children in public care in Europe.
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Female Employment, Population Policy, and Childcare: Early Childhood Education in Post-1945 Czech Society
Hašková, Hana. 2011. „Female Employment, Population Policy, and Childcare: Early Childhood Education in Post-1945 Czech Society.“ Pp.385-404 in Karen Hagemann, Konrad H. Jarausch, Cristina Allemann-Ghionda (eds). Chidren, Families and States. New York, Oxford: Berghann Books. ISBN 978-0-85745-096-8.