A Review of Chapter 9 of Finkel’s "Social Policy and Practice in Canada" Finkel’s chapter deals with the role of the government in providing child care to families in Canada in the post-war period; in particular, the chapter covers the period from 1945 to 1980. According to Finkel , whose political sympathies are more likely to lie on the left of the political spectrum than on the right, the immediate aftermath of the Second World War saw women urged to leave the workplace and to take up a position in the home; child care was a matter for the family to deal with and it was not something about which the state had to be concerned. The end result of this, according to Finkel , was that many families faced difficult financial circumstances....The end:
.....t deal of power even if she was discouraged from full employment opportunities. Furthermore, when one considers that fathers routinely lose custody battles in Canadian court rooms (and always have lost the vast majority of custody battles), a case can be presented that, far from abject subordination, a woman’s domestic roles do give her a measure of power relative to her husband because that time spent at home gives her a leg-up should the marriage dissolve. Be that as it may, the intimation that women should receive more help in the home appears to be a credible one and is a strong point of Finkel’s chapter. Works Cited Finkel , A. (2006). Social Policy and Practice in Canada: A History. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfred Laurier University Press.