Mothers/ Motherhood

Children Hurt Women’s Earnings, but Not Men’s (Even in Scandinavia)

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News Article
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Children Hurt Women’s Earnings, but Not Men’s (Even in Scandinavia)
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New York Times

Motherhood is the biggest cause of the gender pay gap. It might take fathers to change that.

U.S. Women More Likely to Become Mothers, but Are Doing So Later in Life

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Report
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U.S. Women More Likely to Become Mothers, but Are Doing So Later in Life
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Pew Research Center
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Judi Casey

The share of U.S. women at the end of their childbearing years who are mothers was higher in 2016 than it was 10 years ago. Some 86% of women ages 40 to 44 had ever given birth, compared with 80% in 2006, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.

Marginalized Mothers, Mothering from the Margins CFP

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Call for Papers
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Marginalized Mothers, Mothering from the Margins CFP
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Advances in Gender Research Volume 25

Call for Proposals: Advances in Gender Research 25

Updated CLASP/NPWF Employer PFML Chart

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Report
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Updated CLASP/NPWF Employer PFML Chart
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Center for Law and Social Policy and National Partnership for Women & Families
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Liz Ben-Ishai, CLASP

Mothers at Work: Who Opts Out?

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Book
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Mothers at Work: Who Opts Out?
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Lynne Rienner Publishers

New CW&F Issue Available Online for WFRN Members

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Announcement
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New CW&F Issue Available Online for WFRN Members
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Community, Work & Family Journal
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dowgun

The new issue of  the Community, Work & Family journal (Volume 20, Issue 2, April 2017) is now available online here. Please note that you must be a member of WFRN and logged on to the WFRN website to access the issue.

This new issue contains the following articles:

On Shifting Ground: First-time Parents’ Ideal World of Paid Work and Family Time
K.E. Kushner, N. Sopcak, R. Breitkreuz, et al.

A Guide to the Health Benefits of Breastfeeding

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Infographic
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A Guide to the Health Benefits of Breastfeeding
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Bradley University’s Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) program

The enormous health benefits of breast-feeding for children and mothers cannot be disputed. However, all across the country, discrimination and shaming still plague women who do so, especially in the workplace and in public. Greater public awareness is necessary to increase acceptance.

Looking for a Few Good Docs

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News Article
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Looking for a Few Good Docs
Source: 
Boston Globe
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Judi C Casey

"Many female physicians who choose to have children are fighting an uphill battle. The current model of medical education and training, after all, was designed exclusively for men more than a century ago. It consists of a rigid curriculum with a tight timeline for rotations, boards, and fellowships, to say nothing of the 80-hour duty weeks and, at times, punishing schedules. But is that the best way to fill the ranks of tomorrow's clinicians? When our structure for minting new doctors imposes hardships on almost half the people going through it, is it their fault -- or the system's?"

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