Does the Labor Market Punish (M)Others?
Earlier this week New York Times journalist David Leonhardt asked why the labor market is so punishing to mothers. He noted an obvious pattern--that top posts in both the private and public sectors usually go to single or childless women--and wondered if American feminists early on focused too much on policies to eliminate blatant sexism rather than family responsibilities discrimination.
Here are some facts:
• Many more women take time off from the paid workforce;
• Many more women work part-time at some point in their lives;
• Many more women can't work extreme hours, getting to work both early and staying late;
Read more at: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-custom-fit-workplace/201008/does...