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There's No Place Like Work: How Business, Government, and Our Obsession with Work Have Driven Parents from Home

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Robertson asks why it has become the norm for mothers to work despite abundant evidence that their children suffer because of it. A fundamental change in our understanding of work has stripped the family of its natural priority. Feminists get only some of the blame. The "family-friendly" policies of business and government have stacked the deck against one-income families. ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published January 15th 2000 by Spence Publishing Company
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Steven Wedgeworth
Dec 18, 2014 Steven Wedgeworth rated it really liked it
This is a useful read. It has lots of sociological statistics and doesn't quite give a full positive-prescription alternative. But the material is definitely worth having at your disposal for thinking about family and economics.
Kevin Heldt
Jun 02, 2011 Kevin Heldt rated it really liked it
Excellent. A great survey of the societal shifts and changes of the last century or so regarding home life and the fallout.
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Jan 14, 2016 Go2therock rated it really liked it
What a difficult subject this is to tackle in this day and age. I grew up knowing that the path of Motherhood was the one for me. I suppose I had PollyAnna glasses on, as I found that many of my own contemporaries had not had as clear a view for Motherhood as I'd developed, even back then in the 60's - 80's. When we bought our first house in the early 90's, finally moving out of apartments, I looked forward to getting to know the other mothers in my neighborhood. It was a shock to find only two ...more
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