Mothers/ Motherhood

8 Things Moms in the Labor Force DON'T Need

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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8 Things Moms in the Labor Force DON'T Need
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New America CONTEXT magazine @Medium

This article, by Nanette Fondas, includes references to numerous work-family scholars' research and findings, summarized as a list of things parents (mothers especially) in the paid labor force  don't need.  

5 Ways Professors Can Help Single Moms Stay In School

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5 Ways Professors Can Help Single Moms Stay In School
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Role Reboot Blog
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Jerry A. Jacobs

What Do Men Get Out of Advancing Women?

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News Article
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What Do Men Get Out of Advancing Women?
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Diversity Best Practices
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Judi C Casey

"I have worked with groups around identifying and shifting their frames of reference -- their contexts -- for more than 30 years. Here is the process for doing so:  1) Identify your current frame of reference (a belief you have that forms a conclusion) that isn't working for you such as "Women with small children won't take  jobs that require travel"; 2) Consciously choose a new contextual frame of reference (e.g. "Women can be trusted to make job decisions that work for their  families")."

The Potential Payoff for Kids of Working Mothers

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News Article
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The Potential Payoff for Kids of Working Mothers
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Washington Post
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Judi C Casey

"In the United States, for instance, daughters of working moms earned 23 percent more than daughters of stay-at-home mothers.
And their sons? There was no effect at all on their employment. However, they were more likely to contribute to work around the house as adults and to spend more time caring for children and family."

Author Insights: Katrina Alcorn on American Moms on the Brink

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Blog
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Author Insights: Katrina Alcorn on American Moms on the Brink
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1 Million for Work Flexibility

Katrina Alcorn’s first book, MAXED OUT: American Moms on the Brink, is a brave memoir about her own experience with job burnout.

Mounting Evidence of Advantages for Children of Working Mothers

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News Article
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Mounting Evidence of Advantages for Children of Working Mothers
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

"Yet evidence is mounting that having a working mother has some economic, educational and social benefits for children of both sexes. That is not to say that children do not also benefit when their parents spend more time with them -- they do. But we make trade-offs in how we spend our time, and research shows that children of working parents also accrue benefits."

Childlessness Falls, Family Size Grows Among Highly Educated Women

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Report
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Childlessness Falls, Family Size Grows Among Highly Educated Women
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Pew Research Center
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Judi C Casey

Among women in the United States, postgraduate education and motherhood are increasingly going hand-in-hand. The share of highly educated women who are remaining childless into their mid-40s has fallen significantly over the past two decades.

When Your Best Mentor Is ... Mom

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News Article
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When Your Best Mentor Is ... Mom
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Wall Street Journal
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Judi C Casey

More women take on the role of professional mentor to their daughters

Author Insights: Shay Chan Hodges on Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy

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Blog
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Author Insights: Shay Chan Hodges on Mothering and Work in the 21st Century Economy
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WorkFlexibility.org

Shay Chan Hodges talks with us about her book Lean On and Lead, a collection of 30 first-person narratives about juggling career with child-rearing.

Here Are the Only 9 Jobs in America Where Women Out-Earn Men

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News Article
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Here Are the Only 9 Jobs in America Where Women Out-Earn Men
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Business Insider
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Judi C Casey

"Furthermore, in the tiny fraction of jobs in which women earn more than men, it's by a nearly inconsequential amount."

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