Among the most significant socioeconomic changes of the 20th century has been the explosion in the number of mothers in the work place and the rapid shift of the task of child raising onto both parents. As parents scramble to find adequate and accessible child-care, it becomes vividly clear that our service sector and public policies have in no way kept up with this drastic shift. Who Will Mind the Baby? explores how working mothers negotiate their responsibilities in the face of these difficulties. Contrasting the limited child care policies of the United States and Canada with the more advanced situations in Europe and Australia, this book explores the socio-spatial implications of public policies in the US and Canada that relate to the provision, funding and regulation of child care.