Not Guilty!: The Good News For Working Mothers

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Simon and Schuster, May 2, 2000 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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In this provocative work, Betty Holcomb offers a fresh and thoughtful analysis of the real costs and benefits of women working outside the home. Puncturing popular myths, she takes a hard look at decades of research and shows that working mothers suffer stress, fatigue, and guilt, not as a natural outgrowth of juggling a job and family, but because of stereotypes, hostile workplaces, and policies that have yet to catch up with real life. With the right support, she argues, the revolution of the working mother could lead to richer and more satisfying lives for women and children -- and men -- alike.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Introduction
19
The Myth of Choice About Working
219
Whose Family Values?
269
Yes Families Are Changing
297
From Angst to Anger
322
Endnotes
339
What About Your Kids?
349
You Had the Baby Its Your Problem
355
Index
369
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Betty Holcomb, a distinguished journalist, has appeared on CNN and CNBC-TV and has been interviewed by newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times. She has written for Working Mother, Parenting, Parents, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and Glamour, and lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her two children.

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