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Compared to men, women spend a disproportionate amount of time attending to the needs of children and adults under their care.. Because of caregiving demands, more than half of employed women caregivers have made special workplace arrangements, such as arriving late, leaving early or working fewer hours. Women represent 61 percent of all caregivers and 75 percent of caregivers who report feeling very strained emotionally, physically or financially by such responsibilities. Minor-aged women and girls also shoulder caregiving duties, usually unrecognized and uncompensated. Affordable, accessible, quality child care and elder care, as well as greater delegation of responsibilities to spouses and partners, are required to offset the overwhelming care loads within families and communities.

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February 27, 2009 posted by admin The best thing we can do for women and their families is to get people back to work. We’ve seen 3.6 million...
February 25, 2009 posted by admin Overall, the economic stimulus plan that Congress passed and President Obama signed is a strong package.  We...
February 25, 2009 posted by admin From Legal Momentum’s perspective, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will do a great deal of good...
February 6, 2009 posted by admin Dear Barack and Michelle, I’m writing to you as the parents of beautiful girls, and as people who hold the...
January 21, 2009 posted by Linda Basch I want to draw your attention to a moving commentary by Deborah Siegel, “Masculine Mystique, Meet...

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  • December 11, 2011

    Lisa Belkin summarizes several reports on the changing role of fathers in the lives of American children.


  • December 9, 2011

    Women who worked irregularly scheduled night shifts had up to a 60% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than women who worked only day and evening hours, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine.


  • December 7, 2011

    Linda Basch and Christina Hoff Sommers debate whether women belong in the workplace or whether stay-at-home motherhood should be a choice.


  • December 6, 2011

     According to a report published Monday in the journal Health Affairs, young registered nurses are now entering the workforce at a rate not seen since the 1970s.


  • December 1, 2011
    Not only are working mothers multitasking more frequently than working fathers, but their multitasking experience is more negative as well, according to a study in the December 2011 issue of the American Sociological Review. The...