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The Economics of Caregiving for Working Mothers

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Authors’ note: CAP uses “Black” and “African American” interchangeably throughout many of our products. We chose to capitalize “Black” in order to reflect that we are discussing a group of people and to be consistent with the capitalization of “African American.” For the other demographic groups considered in this report, the authors defer to source language where applicable. Introduction and summary All across the nation—regardless of region and across a diversity of family types, racial and ethnic groups, and ages of children—mothers are driving forces of the American economy. Virtually all of the economic gains experienced by the typical middle-class family since 1970, […]

Boris Johnson claimed working mums’ kids more likely to ‘mug you on a street corner’ – Mirror Online

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We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor details of your data protection rights Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee our privacy notice Children of working mothers were “unloved and undisciplined” and are more likely to “mug you on the street corner”, Boris Johnson once claimed. The Prime Minister whose past views have come back to haunt him on the election trail last week faced a furious backlash after an attack on single mothers was unearthed. Today another of Mr Johnson’s ‘hot takes’ has emerged in which the PM lamented the […]

Boris Johnson: children of working class working mums more likely to mug you

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Boris Johnson claimed that children of working mothers on lower incomes were “unloved and undisciplined” and more likely to become “hoodies” who would “mug you on the street corner”, it has been revealed. In his 2006 book Have I Got Views For You, Johnson also said that a growing tendency for women to work had seen women “socially gestapoed into the workplace”. Last month it was revealed that in a column in The Spectator, Johnson – who won’t even admit how many children by single mothers he is responsible for – described the children of single mothers as “ill-raised, ignorant, […]

Boris Johnson said children of poorer working mothers are more likely to ‘mug you on the street corner’

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The children of poorer working mothers are more likely to “mug you on the street corner”, Boris Johnson wrote in a book of his journalism, it has emerged. The future prime minister also raged against women no longer being able to stay at home, saying they had been “socially gestapoed into the workplace”. Labour seized on the comments as yet more evidence of Mr Johnson’s “contempt for women and working class people”. Download the new Indpendent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines “For him to speak about us in such a disgusting manner shows just how […]

Boris Johnson claimed children of working mothers ‘more likely to mug you’ | Politics | The Guardian

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Boris Johnson made claims that children of working mothers in low-income families were “unloved and undisciplined” and more likely to “mug you on the street corner”, it has emerged. In a 2006 collection of journalism, entitled Have I Got Views for You, Johnson bemoaned the increasing tendency of women to work, saying they had been “socially gestapoed into the workplace”. “In the last 30 years an ever-growing proportion of British women have been ‘incentivised’ or socially gestapoed into the workplace, on what seems to me to be the dubious assumption that the harder a woman works the happier she will […]

Do I Make Working Mothers Feel Like They are Not Good Enough?

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“You sure do know how to make working mothers feel like they aren’t good enough. My child is thriving and because I work, she has a roof over her head, clothes on her back, and food in her belly. I don’t see anyone else doing this for her!” I receive these types of comments often from working mothers. I asked the women in the chat room how they would respond to comments such as these. Lindsay: “It just shows how sensitive women are to this issue because they know their rightful place is in the home, caring for their children. […]

Are Working Mums Just Lazy?

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Poor Kelly Brook! She’s been talking about how annoying it is when women she works with use their kids as an excuse when they can’t make it to a meeting or meet a deadline. As a non-mother herself, it must be very frustrating to work so hard and show up 100% of the time, only to be consistently let down by women who have children. “I don’t have children, so I don’t always understand,” she said on ITV1’s Loose Women this week. “But I do work with some women that if they can’t make an appointment or can’t do something, […]

March of the Mummies: a Halloween protest to help working mothers | Life and style | The Guardian

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This Halloween, hundreds of women dressed as bandaged-wrapped mummies will march for the rights of working mothers. Campaigners say that archaic legislation allows workplaces to discriminate; about one in nine new mothers said they have been forced out of their jobs, according to a 2015 report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which could mean as many as 54,000 women a year. What I wish I could tell my boss: ‘I am terrified to go on maternity leave’ Read more March of the Mummies was organised by Pregnant Then Screwed, a campaign group that provides a platform for women […]

Working mothers more stressed than fathers as cost of child care skyrockets, HILDA survey shows – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Working mothers more stressed than fathers as cost of child care skyrockets, HILDA survey shows By Specialist Reporting Team’s Laura Gartry and Mary Lloyd Updated July 30, 2019 20:57:29 As more mothers struggle to balance professional work and manage work-family tension, the cost of child care has more than doubled over the past two decades. Key points: The latest annual Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey found the median cost of child care for children not yet in school rose by around 145 per cent in the 2002–2017 period. The research found in part, this is the […]

Working mums key to Scott Morrison’s election win

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Working mums formed a critical part of the Coalition’s shock election victory, with internal research finding Scott Morrison wooed back the key demographic which had abandoned the Liberals just months out from it. The revelation runs counter to the Liberals perceived “woman problem” which had plagued the government ahead of the federal campaign, with the Coalition winning the majority of female voters aged between 35-54 across the country. Prime Minister Scott Morrison with wife Jenny and daughters Abbey and Lily at a Liberal Party rally. Credit:AAP Government insiders point to events such as the Prime Minister’s swift response to the […]