Mothers in this country endure not only judgement and criticism from others but also tangible financial consequences for their decisions. Whether they choose to stay home with their children (a 24/7 job valued by the market at zero), try to return to work after a gap, or even remain childless, ALL women of childbearing age face pay gaps, discrimination, and lost wages.
In this episode, Dr. Green talks with former economics reporter to the NY Times, Pulitzer Prize Nominee, and best-selling author Ann Crittenden. Together, they discuss the true cost, both to women and to society, of the underappreciated and completely unpaid labor of motherhood.
Author and Economist
Ann Crittenden is an award-winning journalist, author, and lecturer. Ann has been a staff writer and foreign correspondent for Newsweek, reporter for Fortune magazine, and award winning economics and investigative reporter for The New York Times (mid-1970’s to the mid-1980’s). Her ground-breaking book, The Price of Motherhood (published in 2001, reissued in 2011). Today the book is already being called a classic and is being used in college courses around the country.