Decline in Births Among Twentysomething Women, by Race This week the Urban Institute tackles the fertility question: Will the birth rate drop among young women since the 2007 recession be made up by births to those same women when they’re
Today I spoke with Craig Cohen on Houston Matters about synchronizing the school schedule to the work day, as part of a panel on year-round school. In May, Lisa Gray interviewed me for the Chronicle on related material. Both of those discussions grew out of
Here’s a lively summary of the last 50 years of change in the gendering of work & the recent lack of change in the rates of women’s participation in the paid work world, by sociologist and blogger Philip Cohen (familyinequality.wordpress.com):
My new piece on the Daily Beast makes two arguments: the current national school schedule forces women out of the work stream, and women can use the clout we’ve amassed to date to change things now. Though the mismatch of
I have a story up on theAtlantic.com site about birthrates and childcare: here. The story was published with a confusing title, which was soon changed to the current title (same as here), so got some confused comments in response initially.
The NY Times‘ Room for Debate online forum asked “Should women delay motherhood?” That’s a problematic question, presuming that “experts” know what women “should” do better than they do themselves. Here’s my reply along with those of six others: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/07/08/should-women-delay-motherhood/delayed-parenting-can-empower-women A Delay
Here’s my Father’s Day op-ed in support of expanding good, affordable childcare in Texas, including San Antonio’s new publicly funded city initiative, Pre-K 4 SA, to provide high-quality prekindergarten services for 3,700 4-year-olds annually (starting up now) and President Obama’s