Listen in: Career and Family

Listen in: Career and Family

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A century ago, it was a given that a woman with a college degree had to choose between having a career and a family. Today, there are more female college graduates than ever before, and more women want to have a career and family, yet challenges persist at work and at home. This book traces how generations of women have responded to the problem of balancing career and family as the twentieth century experienced a sea change in gender equality, revealing why true equity for dual career couples remains frustratingly out of reach.

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About the Author

Claudia Goldin is the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Her books include Women Working LongerThe Race between Education and TechnologyThe Defining Moment, and Understanding the Gender Gap. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Twitter @PikaGoldin