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.
This week’s hullabaloo in the world of women’s work is Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. It’s pretty clear to all that progress in that field requires a combination of policy change and women stepping up and giving their all to get
In his 2013 State of the Union speech on Tuesday, President Obama called for Universal Preschool to level the educational playing field and ready all citizens for the jobs of tomorrow. Today more details on how such a program
The economic roots to the ongoing trend to delaying motherhood have become only more clear in the recent recession. But economics has been a motivating factor all along, since the 1960s when the trend began. (Numbers of first births to
[This piece has appeared in variously edited versions, with various titles on RH Reality Check, Huffington Post, and Ms Blog] New CDC birth data out Wednesday confirm that the U.S. birthrate dropped one percent to reach an all-time low in
Here’s a great piece by Stephanie Coontz in today’s NY Times correcting recent claims of the imminent disappearance of men from the national economy. This follows on the heels of related excellent points made in the Sunday Times’s review
Here’s my post today on Janice D’Arcy’s Washington Post “On Parenting” blog: she asked me to respond to Nona Aronowitz’s WashPo op-ed on second-generation later motherhood and the effects on grand-parenting and elder care (the fallout to the fact that