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Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving Talk

May 10, 2019 / Jennifer Kerns

Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving Talk

Please join us Monday, May 20 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Karl Miller Center, Room 605, for a talk by Caitlyn Collins, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis. Her new, Making Motherhood Work, draws on interviews conducted over five years with working mothers in Sweden, Germany, Italy, and the United States and explores how women navigate work and family given the different policy supports available in each country.

Collins shows that policies alone cannot solve women’s struggles. Easing them will require a deeper understanding of cultural beliefs about gender equality, employment, and motherhood. With women held to unrealistic standards in all four countries, the best solutions demand redefining motherhood, work, and family. Women need not accept their work-family conflict as inevitable.

 

Bring your lunch and learn more!

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