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Moms Pay High Cost for Caring In a new book, The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued, author and former. The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued. Ann Crittenden, Author Metropolitan Books $25 (p) ISBN. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and research in economics, history, child development, and law, Ann Crittenden proves definitively that although women.

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Bold and galvanizing, full of innovative solutions, 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. More than convincing, and more than infuriating though you won’t want to stopcrottenden with every page you realize that all the things you never really paid attention to or thought was fair a wife getting less than half of her ex-husband’s assets, etc.

This book was filled with stories and statistics.

Read it for a class. The book argues that although women have been liberated, mothers have not.

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Drawing on hundreds of interviews, and the latest research in economics, family law, sociology, history, and child development, this provocative book shows how mothers are uniquely disadvantaged economically. It was well written, extremely well organized, and brilliantly researched. At the time I made my youthful decision, there were few visible and positive examples of the myriad ways to be a woman, raise a family and have a career.

As Crittenden says, “A mother’s work is not just invisible; it can become a handicap. I alternate between saying, “Yeah, Sistah!


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

Sobering to think about how every day the US values parents and women less and less, if that’s possible. A former reporter for the New York Times and a Pulitzer Prize nominee, she has also been a financial writer for Newsweek, a visiting lecturer at Crittneden.

Drawing on hundreds of interviews from around the country, as well as the most current research in economics, sociology, history, child development. So I upped it to three.

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The myths of feminism’s working woman are inadvertently? The price of motherhood still isn’t well-understood or accepted.

She marshalls not only interviews and anectdotes but also data from a variety of sources as well as theoretical analyses from sociology, omtherhood, anthropology, and economics to show how women who have children end up seriously disadvantaged economically as compared to childless women and men with or without children.

This affects their lifelong earnings potentials. And how much more scary must it be if you’re not well educated and you didn’t have a marriage relationship based on eternal commitment to each other. The entire book is about the natural man; devoid of the qualities that make marraige and motherhood worth it. Later, as she writes about solutions, basically, all of her solutions have to do with diminishing the role of the father as crittfnden and replacing him with government programs.

I really moyherhood don’t know. I have to admit, I am not sure, but it seems like many of her conclusions and suggestions have been at least partially implemented.

Motheehood hope Crittenden revisits this topic within the decade. Women who stay home with their kids are at a disadvantage financially and in terms of power. And we need to show it by how we treat mothers and NOT just those mothers who perform in the way we think is ideal.


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Apr 26, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing. She maintains that feminists, afraid of being stereotyped by their detractors, have abandoned working mothers, focusing instead on women who have chosen career over family–in other words, who have chosen to take on the traditional male role.

I guess they seem best if that is your ideal, but I think it would be a beautiful thing if we didn’t need so many preschools because mothers were staying home and being actively engaged in their children’s early education. Actually there are two huge differences between the two. Nov 09, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m on the fence on this one.

I have learned a lot about what we really value in this country crittfnden what I value myself. Crittenden clearly defines how mothers are socially, legally, and economically disadvantaged and mothergood specific actions that can be taken by employers, governments, families, motherrhood communities to help mothers achieve equal citizenship.

I get a very strong vibe that she thinks that women should not be in the home, that to be “equal” they need to be working.