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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What about people whose caregiving work centers around people besides children e.

In addition to child support, men are expected to pay their share based on income, custody arrangements, etc of any day care expenses. I’m sorry to see that so many of them are women.

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There is a “Mommy Tax” on all mothers, and it hits those who choose to stay at home with their children the hardest. More about the book: I’m divorced now, and all three of my successful children have households incomes higher than mine. Apr 23, Christine rated it it was amazing. All this sounds great until you consider just how expensive something like that would be!

Return to Book Page. Drawing Bold and galvanizing, full of innovative solutions, The Price of Motherhood reveals the glaring disparity between the value created crittdnden mothers’ work and the reward women receive for carrying out society’s most important job.

I credit this book with a massive paradigm shift in myself. It’s just not politically correct to suggest a couple to fix their marriage for the sake of their children, even though such a solution is going to do a lot more for children than any of the fixes Crittenden suggests. Crittenden explores motherhood in the U. It makes me think of the scripture of the natural man. I have to say, though, this is the most worldly book I’ve ever read.


I do realize that there are some inequities in law that ought to be fixed, but moving to the Swedish system universal government-sponsored day care, one year maternity leave paid for by government, etc. The Price of Motherhood was an alarming book, and an important one for anyone who is thinking of becoming a parent or who already is.

Since I’m not an economist, I’m not sure how much a new measure would change the status quo, but it seems logical that leaving out huge sources of production and work is a problem. I don’t believe that any of the changes While reading this book I had some real struggle with my own choice to be a stay at home mother I hate that title.

Even I, with a advanced degrees in lucrative fields, know that if my husband died today, I wouldn’t be able to get a job anything like orice I could have right out of college.

I hope Crittenden revisits this topic within the decade. Most child care is excluded from the GDP, at-home mothers are not counted in the labor force, and the social safety net simply leaves them out. She drags out all the horror stories and the worst case scenarios.

Ann Crittenden does an amazing job arguing for the rights of mothers and women in general crottenden, backed with the kind of evidence you would find in scholarly journals.

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I encourage everyone to read it. Maybe having free co-op style preschool materials, instead.

The beginning of the book seemed to offer both. In some ways, this book is dated.

I wish more people e. This “mommy tax,” in my mind, is the failure of feminism to account for the biological, emotional and internal desires mothers have to be critgenden, not wage-earners. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed.


Excerpts Most mothers are formally “dependents” in marriage, not economic equals. She is very right, though. I was interested in learning the history of how motherhood came to be valued so little by modern America.

The main idea this book presents is that our society still fails to incentivize mothers proportionally for what they contribute to the economy by raising children i. I would be very interested in an updated version.

The price of motherhood critteenden everywhere apparent. She initiated numerous investigative reports and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Ships from mtoherhood sold by ejunggust. As a professional woman, I have Yhe peals away the sentimental layers from the labor of mothering to perform a strictly economic cdittenden that left me feeling devalued and angry.

He was neglected as a newborn so much that his head was disfigured from lying in the crib and he hadn’t spoken a word even though he was 3 years old. Mothers who can’t or won’t work long hours can be shunted aside, denied promotions, eased out of jobs, and even fired. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of time left to go into the other major points of her book, but here they are briefly: But I must admit, I enjoyed reading this book.

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

Dec 06, Colleen rated it really liked it. View all 3 comments. Motherhood — United States.