"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."
"Polls show that Americans believe that child care is a parent's personal responsibility and that there is no social obligation to help parents pay for it. The result of this prevailing opinion is that mothers buy the child care that they can afford: wealthier mothers are able to buy high quality care; poor mothers -- mostly single mothers and women of color -- usually cannot. Thus, a vicious cycle of inequity and inequitable outcomes continues."
The Disability, Work and Parenting Study Group was established in 2013 as a study group of the Work and Family Researchers Network. The aim of the group is to bring together researchers, practitioners and parents to share their knowledge, expertise and experience of being and working with disabled parents and parents of disabled children who are in or trying to gain paid employment. More about the Study Group is here.
"But more workers may be starting to do more than quietly grumble about the policies, according to discrimination lawyers, researchers and legal experts who run a workplace discrimination hot line. More employees -- particularly men of the millennial generation, whose oldest members are in their early 30s -- are filing legal actions against their employers, these experts say."
"Titled "Parents and the High Cost of Child Care," the report was conducted by Child Care Aware of America, a federal information resource for parents and childcare providers. The study examined child care centers and did not account for different forms of care like nannies, relatives or babysitters. While researchers found great disparities in the cost of childcare across the country, the increase universally outpaced increases in average household income."
"Parents will tell you that juggling work trips and presentations to the CEO with field trips and an unexpected vomiting episode is hard work, but they can make it work with a little co-worker understanding and a few nontraditional work hours.
But increasingly, some childless workers are countering with a similar lament: They say they deserve a life, too."
"...79 percent of men equate "having it all" with being in a "strong, loving marriage" while just 66 percent of women think the same. Men include children in their definition of success far more than women do, with 86 percent saying it's part of the "having it all" ideal versus just 73 percent of women. And both men and women value work-life balance in fairly equal numbers--with a few more men (50 percent) than women (48 percent) calling it a major concern."