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The price of motherhood : why the most important job in the world is still the least valued / Ann Crittenden.

Author:
Crittenden, Ann [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Metropolitan Books, 2001.
Εdition:
1st ed.
Description:
323 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary note:
"The price of motherhood is everywhere apparent. College-educated women pay a "mommy tax" of more than a million dollars in lost income when they have a child. Family law deprives mothers of financial equality in marriage. Most child care is excluded from the gross domestic product, at-home mothers are not counted in the labor force, and the social safety net simply leaves them out. With passion and clarity, Crittenden dismantles the principal argument for the status quo: that it's a woman's "choice." She demonstrates, on the contrary, that if mothers had more resources and respect, everyone - including children - would be better off." "The Price of Motherhood reveals the glaring disparity between the value created by mothers' work and the reward women receive for carrying out society's most important job."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-303) and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
0805066187 (hc.)
LCCN:
00053722
OCLC:
45356707
RCP:
C - S