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Opting Out - Mothers and the Workforce
Aired 2/19/2004

Many women who came of age in the politically charged 1960s and 1970s fought for equal standing in the workplace, both for themselves and for their daughters. But now it seems many successful and well-qualified women are rejecting the fast track for the so-called mommy track. Choosing to leave the workplace for full-time parenting at home. What’s going on? Is the workplace failing to meet the needs of working mothers? Or is stay at home motherhood now being seen as just one of many life choices?
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  Martha Bullen
    Former board member of the non-profit association Mothers and More and co-author of Staying Home: From Full-Time Professional to Full-Time Parent
  Joan Williams
    Director of work life law at American University Law School and author of Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It.

Originally Aired: 2/19/2004

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