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

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

Author:
Crittenden, Ann

Abstract:
In the pathbreaking tradition of Backlash and The Second Shift, 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 research in economics, history, child development, and law, Ann Crittenden proves definitively that although women have been liberated, mothers have not. Bold, galvanizing, and full of innovative solutions, The Price of Motherhood was listed by the Chicago Tribune as one of the Top Ten Feminist Literary Works since the publication of Betty Friedan's Feminine Mystique. This "bracing call to arms" (Elle) offers a much-needed accounting of the price that mothers pay for performing the most important job in the world.

Publisher:
New York : Metropolitan Books

Publication Year:
2001

Subject:
Motherhood -- United States
Motherhood -- Economic aspects -- United States
Mothers -- United States -- Social conditions

Call Number:
HQ 759 .C924 2001

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