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Adriance, Shira 2009. To Gender or Not to Gender: An Analysis of Economic Impact Reports of the Child Care Sector. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University.

A series of studies on the economic impact of the child care sector have paved the way for a new definition of caring labor in the U.S. economy, by emphasizing the economic as well as developmental value of child care. Most of these studies attempted to conduct a gender neutral assessment of the role of child care in society. We found that despite this attempt, gender stereotypes were unintentionally reproduced in the language and presentation of the studies.

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Subject: Child Care,Gender