Has the Movement for Women's Equality Hit a Wall?

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Fifty years ago, Betty Friedan jump-started the Women's Movement, and the number of women joining the workforce increased for the next 30 years. But toward the end of the 90's, that number began to decline, partly because workplace requirements increased without becoming more flexible. Now, among industrial nations, the US is dead last in accommodating families with mothers and fathers who both want to work. Is this why America's birthrate is going down? Is it time for workplace practices to catch up with worker's ideals?

 

Credits

Guests:
Stephanie Coontz - Council on Contemporary Families - @StephanieCoontz, Nadia Taha - New York Times - @Nadia8, Christina Caldwell - Women's E-News - @AGirlNamedTutu, Stewart Friedman - Wharton School - @StewFriedman, Elizabeth Marquardt - FamilyScholars.Org - @newmetaphor70

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal