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In this article, the writer notes that income level absolutely impacts virtually every dynamic within a family. Countless studies have been performed that focus on virtually every variable within a family dynamic and each have shown the impact of that variable upon the stability, health, finances, education, longevity, happiness, and every other aspect of family life. The writer discusses that one of the most frequently debated family variables is the work/career status of the matriarch of the family; and one of the most significant sub-variables is the income level associated with the job held by the mother. The writer concludes that the professional mother is better able to provide for her family's needs than her working-class counterparts. Therefore, the writer maintains that it is better for the family to have a professional working mother, than a working-class working mother.
From the Paper:"This is the life of the professional woman. If she wants to get ahead, or even just keep her job, the professional is expected to put in longer hours than the wage-earning working-class woman, she is expected to often place the needs of the business over the needs of her family, and that means, most often, time. However, the professional woman is also more frequently in a job that grants her greater work-time flexibility, a larger number of paid vacation days, and more liberal benefits when it comes to taking care of the family. This is particularly true within larger corporations - so these women are giving up time with their family and putting their children into the care of others for longer periods of time in order to achieve a higher income level and to get much better benefits than are offered (if available at all) to their working-class counterparts."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed: On (not) Getting By in America. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2001.
- Hochschild, Arlie. The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work. New York: Russell Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt & Company, 1997.
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