The Resource Birth Strike : the hidden fight over women's work, Jenny Brown., (ebook)

Birth Strike : the hidden fight over women's work, Jenny Brown., (ebook)

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Birth Strike : the hidden fight over women's work
Title
Birth Strike
Title remainder
the hidden fight over women's work
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Jenny Brown.
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eng
Summary
When House Speaker Paul Ryan urged U.S. women to have more children, and Ross Douthat requested, "More babies please," in a New York Times column, they openly expressed what U.S. policymakers have been discussing for decades with greater discretion. Using technical language like "age structure," "dependency ratio," and "entitlement crisis," establishment think tanks are raising the alarm: if U.S. women don't get busy having more children, we'll face an aging workforce, slack consumer demand, and a stagnant economy. Feminists generally believe that a prudish religious bloc is responsible for the protracted fight over reproductive freedom in the U.S., and that politicians only attack abortion and birth control to appeal to those "values voters." But hidden behind this conventional explanation is a dramatic fight over women's reproductive labor. On one side, elite policymakers want an expanding workforce reared with a minimum of employer spending and a maximum of unpaid women's work. On the other side, women are refusing to produce children at levels desired by economic planners. By some measures, our birth rate is the lowest it has ever been. With little access to childcare, family leave, health care, and with insufficient male participation, U.S. women are conducting a spontaneous birth strike. In other countries, panic over low birth rates has led governments to underwrite childbearing and childrearing with generous universal programs, but in the U.S., women have not yet realized the potential of our bargaining position. When we do, it will lead to new strategies for winning full access to abortion and birth control, and for improving the difficult working conditions U.S. parents now face when raising children
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Brown, Jenny
Dewey number
363.96
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non fiction
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  • Birth control
  • Reproductive rights
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Birth Strike : the hidden fight over women's work, Jenny Brown., (ebook)
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text
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1 online resource
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9781629636535
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12315641
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remote
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MWT12315641
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Birth Strike : the hidden fight over women's work, Jenny Brown., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781629636535
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12315641
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12315641
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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