Michele Goodwin (UC-Irvine) and Erwin Chemerinsky (UC-Berkeley): Pregnancy, Poverty and the State. Young women are convinced motherhood is going to suck — and they’re right. Conservatives have no solution for the increasingly bleak economics of raising kids. We have a child-care crisis in this country — we had the solution 78 years ago. A new deal for day care: Can America change the way it takes care of kids? Every parent deserves a nanny state: There needs to be a public commitment to easing the burdens of parenthood. A radical idea to improve family life in America: Babysit your neighbor’s kids. Raya A. Jones (Cardiff): Concerning the Apperception of Robot-Assisted Childcare.

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