Policy Alternatives for Solving Work-Family Conflict

  title={Policy Alternatives for Solving Work-Family Conflict},
  author={H. Hartmann},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={226 - 231}
  • H. Hartmann
  • Published 2004
  • Economics
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
The failure of highly educated women to stay in the labor market represents a wasted societal investment. Despite publicity suggesting that educated mothers are increasingly staying home, the long-term trend is toward greater work effort by all mothers, especially highly educated ones. Policy measures can address the reasons some women do drop out by making it more possible for professionals, as well as other workers, to combine work and family. In addition, the double standard in parenting… Expand
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