Mothers/ Motherhood

Getting Away From The Cult Of Motherhood: Why Paternity Leave Is So Important

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Newsletter
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Getting Away From The Cult Of Motherhood: Why Paternity Leave Is So Important
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Cognoscenti

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."

A New Perspective for Mothers

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Other
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A New Perspective for Mothers
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National Council on Family Relations
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Noelle Chesley, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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?

Mindsets About Women and Work Need a Reboot

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Blog
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Mindsets About Women and Work Need a Reboot
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Huffington Post

The real story, however, is the one behind the headlines. The mindsets we have are out of synch with reality. We need to reboot our mindsets about women and work!

After Decades of Decline, A Rise in Stay-at-Home Mothers

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Report
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After Decades of Decline, A Rise in Stay-at-Home Mothers
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Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends

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.

Keyword: Stay-at-Home Mothers

Having a Baby While in B-School and More

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TV/Radio Show
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Having a Baby While in B-School and More
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Work and Life Radio- Wharton Work LIfe Integration Project

"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."

Who Are the Breadwinning Moms?

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News Article
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Who Are the Breadwinning Moms?
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Working Mother Magazine

More and more women make more than their spouses. The trend, the consequences and how primary-earner moms feel about it all.

The Mommy-Track Myth

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News Article
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The Mommy-Track Myth
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The Atlantic

Workers with kids are just as productive as those without, according to a new study.

Close the Gender Pay Gap, Change the Way We Work

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News Article
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Close the Gender Pay Gap, Change the Way We Work
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Bloomberg News

"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."

New Data Suggests Parents Are Frustrated At Lack Of Flexible Working

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News Article
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New Data Suggests Parents Are Frustrated At Lack Of Flexible Working
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Insight

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.

40 Year Old Women Most Fulfilled UK Workers

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News Article
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40 Year Old Women Most Fulfilled UK Workers
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HR Grapevine

"Well-educated women aged 40 are the most fulfilled workers in the UK new research has found.

Randstad surveyed 2,000 UK workers and found that one in six described themselves as very fulfilled.

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