WFRN member and former Executive Committee member Lotte Bailyn: "Equity for women in the workplace is never going to happen if there aren’t changes in the family structure, and by that I mean fathers who are active participants in the care of their children."
Happy (almost) Mother's Day to all the moms out there! If we asked you to talk about yourself as a mother — what your successes are, what challenges you face — what would you say? What do you think your kids would say about you?
The share of U.S. mothers with children under age 18 who do not work outside the home rose to 29% in 2012, up from 23% in 1999, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. This rise over the past dozen years in the share of mothers who stay at home represents a reversal from the long-term decline that had persisted for the last three decades of the 20th century.
"On Work and Life, Stew Friedman spoke with current Wharton MBA students about how young women are thinking about their careers, families and future lives.
In the second segment, Friedman spoke with Kristina Milyuchikhina (WG '14) and Meaghan Casey (WG '15), about what it's like to start a family while in business school and the importance of choosing a partner who not only shares parenting care, but also shares the same values and ambitions."
"For all the progress made on women's rights, one measure of inequality still stands out: Females earn less than males, even in the same occupations. Closing this gender gap will require changing the way employers think about work."
Following last week's revelation that the planned extension of Flexible Working Rights to all UK employees would be delayed beyond the proposed implementation date in April, new statistics released by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and a new report from the Working Families charity have revealed some of the disparities that exist in flexible working arrangements across the country.