Women, the Workforce and the World
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This paper looks at how more and more women are joining the workforce without abandoning their traditional roles at home and how, as a result, their increased participation as employees has redefined them as individuals and a group--in work and family time. The paper also focuses on the subject of work leave. It looks at how the notable disparity between the leave available to women and men is a major reason why family responsibilities continue to be placed upon mothers and contends that any policy that only encourages mothers to take time off from work supports the traditional role of men as the main breadwinner.
From the Paper:"As the role of women in the United States continues to change, special attention needs to be paid to what has not changed. Though women have managed a relatively successful transition into the position of breadwinner, they continue to act as the main homemaker in the average American home. Traditional expectations of women have not died down as they join the labor market, leaving many with too much work and not enough time. American policy must take these issues into consideration when proposing change, as the perpetuation of these traditional roles encourages continued gender inequality. "
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