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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I feel this same way about Marx, too; money is important, and I fight like hell for fairness and equailty, but it’s a morally impoverished way to reduce the world.

There are so many things that I hadn’t given consideration to, that I should have. However, where does that leave our children?

Even those who stay at home for teh a few years are penalized in the marketplace, and those who do go back to work often cut back on hours and choose less-demanding positions in order to preserve time for their children.

And I hoped for affirmation of my life’s hardest and most important work: But it was a fascinating read.

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This book is an incredibly well-researched and largely well-articulated tje on the status of mothers in American society. Ships from and sold by ejunggust.

It seemed that to have two full-time jobs, and to try to do them both well — was not an option for me.

And on and on. But the fathers with working wives, who presumably had a few more domestic responsibilities, earned almost 20 percent less. She lives with her husband and son in Washington, D. Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality. Her ex-husband never paid a nickel in child support. I don’t see how anyone can read this book and not come away with a greater appreciation for mothers and want to changes things to reward their sacrifices more.

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Yes, a real choice that will cost society an enormous amount of money through expanded socialism and entitlements and still won’t be as good as the traditional family. The second is that a widow presumably had no choice about her husband’s death, while many divorced women did have some choice in the matter of their divorce. I also am looking at what is going in the European countries she extolled in this book.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. However, just because we enjoy what we do, doesn’t mean that our labor should be exploited. There is a “Mommy Tax” on all mothers, and it hits those who choose to stay at home with their children the hardest.

But she makes it all about money. Add both to Cart Add both to List.

Motherhodo 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. 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.

The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued

Social Security devalues mothering in two ways. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.


She is very right, though. She drags out all the horror stories and the worst case scenarios. Why is it that or nurse feeding formula to a baby counts as a productive activity, but a mother’s feeding doesn’t? The book approaches the subject of motherhood from an economic standpoint and in nearly every evaluation, the mother who chooses to care for her child, whether as an at-home mom or as a working mom who forgoes overtime and higher pressure job tracks, pays a hefty price.

After spending the great majority of the book writing about all the unfairness in society, a very short chapter at the end 18 pages of a book length of outlines some suggested solutions. The welfare mother problem is addressed.

I would enjoy seeing a book that had stay-at-home-mothering the end goal, instead of working-mothering the end goal.

I am furious that I pay taxes for a system that excludes my son and that I took such a financial hit and I do not get paid for the work I do educating him, even though I have a higher level of education than many teachers and a better understanding of autism than them. But she does it because she loves her children and wants what is best for them, and that is her choice.