Moms Pay High Cost for Caring In a new book, The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued, author and former. The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued. Ann Crittenden, Author Metropolitan Books $25 (p) ISBN. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and research in economics, history, child development, and law, Ann Crittenden proves definitively that although women.

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I have to say, though, this is the most worldly book I’ve rcittenden read. She constantly points to Sweden, France, and several other more socialized countries as the model for how the U.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. We women have come a long way, have we not? Thanks for telling us about the problem.

mmotherhood I have to admit, I had to buy this book for class, it was required. I loved this book and would highly recommend it to anyone interested. Nov 13, Christine rated it it was amazing. Before I read it, I took on the naive “feminist” but not really feminist at all position that women should be working and not at home.

Excerpted from The Price of Motherhood: They have no unequivocal right to half the family assets, and are not considered joint recipients of the primary breadwinner’s income-during or after marriage.

The book approaches the subject of motherhood from an economic standpoint and in nearly every evaluation, the mother who chooses to care for her child, whether as an at-home mom or as a working mom who forgoes overtime and higher pressure job tracks, pays a hefty price. What depressed me wnn this book is that things are grim, no matter which kind of mom you are.


This book inspired me to write this essay. Their ignorance helps perpetuate a system that takes the work for granted.

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Women who have access to money are more likely to spend that money on the children’s well-being than fathers. I very highly recommend it as a good, enjoyable and thought provoking read. Crittenden rows against the ideological current and has the temerity to suggest a mind-blowingly sensible alteration of America’s present parenting arrangements. And when Crittenden says “valued” og doesn’t mean that we should all give our moms really nice Mother’s Day presents and express our appreciation often in communal and individual ways.

In order to cleanse my palate from this book, I’m going to need to read pricd literature, meditations and folktales — and I’m going play with, hug and kiss my kids. Obviously, to me at least, things have not changed as much as she would hope. But it was a fascinating read. I have to admit, I am not sure, but it seems like many of her conclusions and suggestions have been at least partially implemented.

This is a very dense, fascinating book. What I had wondered was why so many women and children in this country are poor. I’m sorry to see that so many of them are women. Definitely a must read. She’s simply trying to take the same feminist arguments that drove the “be like a man” mentality and extend it to be “be like a man except when you’re a mother, then let government make up the difference to you.


The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World Is Still the Least Valued

Why is it that a nurse feeding formula to a baby counts as a productive activity, but a mother’s feeding doesn’t? Dec 06, Colleen rated it really liked it. She completed all of the work except for the dissertation for a PhD in modern European history from Columbia. What about people whose caregiving work centers around people besides children e.

I have discussed this book with a lot of friends–single working women, stay-at-home mothers, working mothers, and men–and in general, the arguments Crittenden presents make a lot of sense.

Summary In the pathbreaking tradition of Backlash and The Second Shift, Labor of Love opens the last frontier in the fight for women’s equality: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Bold and galvanizing, full of innovative solutions, The Price of Motherhood reveals the glaring disparity between the value created by mothers’ work and the reward women receive for carrying out society’s most important job.

Given that this book is pretty old at this point, I wouldn’t list it as a must-read.