The Truth Behind Women “Opting Out”

Joe e-mailed this article to me. It’s about working mothers and debunks the myth that mothers are chosing to leave the workplace in droves.

Here is a particularly good paragraph:
“Most mothers do not opt out,” says Joan Williams, director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings. “They are pushed out by workplace inflexibility, the lack of supports, and a workplace bias against mothers.” In one recent survey, 86 percent of women cited obstacles such as inflexible jobs as a key reason behind their decision to leave.

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