Lecture 10 Feb 20

Lecture 10 Feb 20 - women b 60 of women at Ivy League...

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Inequality and American Democracy Lecture 10 February 20, 2007 1) Summing up last lecture a) Major programs of American welfare state have not been radically scaled back b) But U.S. social policy, broadly conceived, appears to have eroded in its capacity to deal with major risks to family income 2) Family and Medical Leave Act a) Signed in 1993 by President Clinton b) Really for employees of large company c) Gives paid leave for workers to take care of sick family members 3) Louise Story- Many Women At Elite Colleges Set Career Path to Motherhood a) Claimed that there was a shift to higher levels of maternalism among these intelligent
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Unformatted text preview: women b) 60% of women at Ivy League schools said they would leave the workforce after having a child 4) Summing up a) Women’s labor force participation has skyrocketed, but largely without explicit public policies supporting maternal employment b) Compared with other nations, much starker divide between lower and higher income citizens in choices and options c) Yet Americans overall face tougher work-family juggle, than in past and probably than in other nations...
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