Mothers Face Tough Economic Odds

Women do almost as well as men economically in the workplace, as long as they don't have children. It seems that once women have children, their lives change drastically. Really. After having children, they are not as able to come to work early, stay late or compete for promotions in the way that men, with or without children, are. What's really going on? Basically, women bear the brunt of child care, so their career paths are often altered when they choose to become mothers. Women without children are freed up to pursue a traditional career path in the way that men traditionally pursue careers. Many women with children suffer in their careers and economically. It's clear that life can be a mother — shut your mouth — for working mothers.

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—Nsenga K. Burton


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