I have a PhD from Harvard and a 20-month-old child. advertisement advertisement Without childcare, life revolves around the toddler. I am a political science professor and researcher, but lacking childcare, I count myself lucky to work a few hours each day. I am increasingly aware there is no such thing as the so-called work/family conflict. This is not only a personal observation. Scholars have found that good jobs–full-time, with benefits–and family, without help, are simply incompatible. The concept is also wrong. If three-quarters of American women become mothers, and also most women do paid work, then doing both is, well, life; it’s not some existential, context-free choice. Work and family are both full-time pursuits. If the problem is framed as a choice between them, the battle is lost, since family will usually win. Telecommuting and “workplace flexibility” are important but do not make up for a lack of time and space to think and work. Those who need care, especially little children, are needy and adorable, and mothers are evolutionarily disposed to focus on them. advertisement (Whoops, excuse me, the toddler is trying to kill herself again. Okay, child saved, with minimal screaming on both of our parts. Now what… Read full this story
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