Motherlands: How States in the U.S. Push Mothers Out of Employment

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Temple University Press, 2020 - Family & Relationships - 194 pages
"The calculus for mothers between working and staying at home varies across U.S. states. Lower costs and longer school days tend to help mothers return to work after giving birth. States tend to offer either better workplace protection or affordable child care, but few states support mothers across their employment needs"--

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About the author (2020)

Leah Ruppanner is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Melbourne and a Fellow at the ARC Centre for Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course and an international Collaborator in the Social Policy and Family Dynamics of Europe program at Stockholm University.

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