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Are Mothers Getting A Bad Deal? (aired 6/28/2001)
Husband, children, a great career --- todayís modern woman can have it all
---- canít she? Ann Crittenden, in her new book The Price of Motherhood,
says "not really." Crittenden argues that, despite recent economic gains,
motherhood is still a pricey and dicey proposition. In order to have
children -- a great joy and fulfillment says Crittenden -- women take a big
cut in pay, hurt their future job prospects, and are often ignored in the
workplace. Itís not right and itís not fair, she says. Does becoming a
mother force women to give up too much? If so, what can be done about it?
Adapting Adoption To The 90s (aired 5/23/1996)
Adopting a child is one of the most serious commitments a person can make, yet millions of Americans are willing to take on that commitment. But increasingly, adoption has become a costly and sometimes agonizing process.
Is Divorce Too Easy? (aired 4/11/1996)
Divorce is more common now than ever before. Can its frequency be attributed to the simplicity of the divorce process? Or is the family unit in American society slowly deteriorating?
The Sins of Our Fathers? (aired 4/21/1995)
The current welfare debate has focused attention on single mothers. But thatís not enough. What about the fathers? The number of in-house fathers is quickly decreasing, as illegitimacy rates are rising steadily.
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