Recently, I was listening to a discussion about the shift in family and child care in the last few decades, and I found it rather interesting. One factor of this has been the shift to dual incomes in most homes these days, but people aren't reproducing that much less. So what is everybody doing with their children? Day-cares have bad repuations, and most mothers don't want to be that far away from their kids. So society is evolving, and many corporations today are placing in-house day-cares for their working mothers.
After thinking about this, I happened to run across an article in the Salt Lake Tribune about this specific topic. The article describes how a women got back into the "swing of things" after recently having a baby, thanks to her employer General Mills, Inc. The article also relates the information that Working Mother magazine released its 19th annual list of the best 100 companies for working mothers, with, of course, General Mills, Inc. having a spot on that special list.
This recent trend illistrates the basics of economics: supply and demand! The social shift in dual incomes results in the demand for better places to drop off our kids, therefore, here comes the supply!