Saturday, August 20, 2016

Disrupting the narrative.

 Is 'Opting Out' The New American Dream For Working Women? - Forbes: "According to a new partnered survey cosponsored by ForbesWoman and, a growing number of women see staying home to raise children (while a partner provides financial support) to be the ideal circumstances of motherhood.  

Forget the corporate climb; these young mothers have another definition of success: setting work aside to stay home with the kids. For the third year running, ForbesWoman and surveyed 1,000 U.S. women in our joint communities (67% were working outside the home and 33% stayed at home with their children) about their employment decisions post-motherhood, and how their family finances and the economy affected those choices...

At a moment in history when the American conversation seems to be obsessed with bringing attention to women in the workplace (check out “The End of Men,” or Google “gender paygap” for a primer), it seems a remarkable chasm between what we’d like to see (more women in the corporate ranks) and what we’d like for ourselves (getting out of Dodge). But it’s true: according to our survey, 84% of working women told ForbesWoman and TheBump that staying home to raise children is a financial luxury they aspire to. What’s more, more than one in three resent their partner for not earning enough to make that dream a reality."

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