The Third International after Lenin

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Law of value erodes China's historic daycare system

China's child-care economy

China is the second-biggest economy in the world, it's moving at the speed of light, and we're only here for 10 days. So you look for little stories that freeze the blur. The Chinese nanny industry is one of them.

Mao Zedong believed that women had as much to contribute to the state as men, so he encouraged them to work and began providing day care in the 1950s. This continued for decades. Long Jing, a young Shanghainese women traveling with us, was raised in factory daycare from a very young age....

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