The Price of Motherhood : This provocative book shows how mothers are systematically disadvantaged and made dependent by a society that exploits those who perform its most critical work. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and the most current research in economics, history, child development, and family law, Ann Crittenden proves that although women have been liberated, mothers have not. The costs of motherhood are everywhere apparent: college-educated women pay a "mommy tax" of over a million dollars in lost income when they have a child; mothers are legally deprived of financial equality in marriage; and at-home mothers and their work are left out of the GDP, labor force, and social safety net. With passion and clarity, Crittenden demonstrates that proper reward for mothers' essential contributions would profoundly enhance the general welfare. Bold, galvanizing, full of innovative solutions, The Price of Motherhood offers a much-needed accounting of the penalties that mothers pay for performing the most important job in the world.
|Familia y Relaciones||Motherhood|
|Ciencias Sociales||Women's Studies|