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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Care for an aging relative in a nursing home counts, while at-home care by an unpaid family member doesn’t? I had wondered why there are so few women in positions of power in the workforce. Crittemden My Own Two Feet: Its focus on the economics of motherhood and caregiving work, whether in or out of the home, is absolutely valuable, but I was uncomfortable with how much it valued women for their reproductive abilities and “natural” nurturing desires being quashed by those nasty work-first feminists.

I just figured out what is rubbing me so wrong about this book.

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Mothers are routinely marginalized on the job. Thanks for telling us about the problem. As a mother at home with seven children, I work and I contribute a lot; and yet, in most measures, I am considered even worse than “unemployed.

In my opinion, devaluing the role of provider that fathers have performed for ages is just as big a disservice to children as devaluing the role of the nurturing mother. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


She motherhoood married, has one son, and lives in Washington, D. During that time, she collected anecdotes, statistics, and personal observations for this book.

The price of motherhood : why the most important job in the world is still the least valued

This book has changed my perspective on motherhood, and women, both at home and in the workforce. Pf hope that by doing so, she will see that a lot of the changes she advocates in this book are, to some extent, already in motion. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In high-pressure, educated fields such as accounting, law, and pirce, women who have children are always making less and achieving less than men and childless women. She outlines clearly that while childless females are virtually on par with men in the workplace, women with children are almost always making less.

Women who choose to stay at home with children are not very well-respected by society at large. I also am looking at what is going in the Crittenddn countries she extolled in this book.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Parts of this book are dense and stat-heavy, but it’s easy to get the general gist of those sections with a quick skim if you don’t want to do a deep dive into the numbers and then carry on with the rest of fhe book. But this youthful commitment was something that I accomplished with little difficulty.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Their ignorance helps perpetuate a system that takes the work for granted. Ships from and sold by Amazon. In a nutshell– the most important job in the world is also the least valued.

I did complete a master’s degree while caring for children, so it isn’t lack of i I love this book. In a nutshell– the most What I liked about this book is the fair treatment it gave to both stay-at-home moms and working moms.

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Books by Ann Crittenden. Dec 03, Kristin rated it really liked it. It seemed that to have two full-time jobs, and to try to do them both well — was not an option for me. Every woman I’ve given it to has thanked me and pronounced it fascinating, eye-opening and important reading. The book argues that although women have been liberated, mothers have not.

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

Would you want to sacrifice in the same way? I don’t believe that any of the changes recommended in the book will ever come to be in this country, at least not in my lifetime. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.