The Shriver Report – Breaking Through the Maternal Wall: The Time is Now
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Breaking Through the Maternal Wall: The Time is Now
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It’s time. It’s time to talk about motherhood, and our changing nation, front and center. It’s time to talk about the fact that 81% of women in America have children by the time they’re forty-four years old, yet too often the adverse economic impact of motherhood is hidden and ignored. It’s time to talk about the fact that our labor force is now 50% women for the first time in history, that three-quarters of moms are now in the labor force (and half are primary breadwinners for their families), and yet our public policies haven’t caught up with what modern women need now. After all, when women and moms succeed, our nation--including our national economy-- succeed.