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Are women leaving jobs for child-rearing? Many women do leave jobs for child rearing, many more cut back on work for child rearing.
Okay, now, is this Very much so, I co-author a book called Staying Home which is about professional women who are choosing to leave the workforce for awhile.
Now is this primarily an elite phenomenon? There are distinctive patterns, but in fact women with high school educations, mothers with high school educations are least likely to be in the labor force.
If you have only one choice to be away 14 hours a day, or to drop out, then many women will drop out. Opting in is another way of looking at it. That a lot of these women really are, as you say, pulled to motherhood.
They truly do want to be there. And the problem with our current workplace is how inflexible it is. You either work all the time or you leave. Well, but in many companies Only two percent of employers have on-site daycare centers.
That is, you use them, your career is over.
Was there sort of a belief that just a good daycare center would solve it all? I mean was there a little naivete in that idea?
The idea was just to get out of the shackles of domestic life and go out and achieve, which is all very well but children still need to be cared for by somebody. I think the best deal for the child is to have two involved parents who are involved with the child and also have satisfying jobs outside the house.
I think having a committed, loving caregiver or two is the best thing.
I think parents often more involved and loving with the child than someone you hire would be. It could be the father quite easily. The problem is mothers are still making less money so if the father makes that choice how are they going to cope on a lesser salary? We have a system of delivering child services as you point out through moms and cars.
Where would that child - how would he get to soccer practice and ballet and all these things that we do with children these days? Well, in a lot of cases those things are offered through after-school programs. If you think for younger children for example in France they have a neighborhood system of childcare centers and you get well-baby visits through the childcare center and all kinds of services delivered in that way.
The workplace wants you on the job all the time, they even begrudge you taking a sick day if your child is really ill or taking an hour to go see your child in a school play.«Back to Opting Out - Mothers and the Workforce main page Transcript for: Opting Out - Mothers and the Workforce THINK TANK WITH BEN WATTENBERG TTBW PBS Feed 2/19/ 'Working Mothers in a.
Darlene Hanson in Lansing, Michigan said: I've been a stay-at-home mom for the past 15 years. I was a transcription secretary for many years before that. It took a long time (8 years) to have a child.
Dec 19, · The Bureau reports that the largest gain in women's participation in the workforce happened between and and has since slowed down, averaging an increase of only percentage points.
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