THE STALLED REVOLUTION

A PANEL FINDS THAT CORPORATE AND PUBLIC POLICIES HAVE DONE LITTLE TO EASE THE WORK-FAMILY DILEMMA

Sociologist Arlie Hochschild calls it the "stalled revolution." Since the '70s, women have poured into the workplace, compelled by economic necessity and personal ambition, to the point where dual-wage-earner families are now the norm. Yet somehow neither work nor the family has changed enough to make this a tenable situation. Day care is still catch as catch can. Employers still demand 110%, while spouses and children still need clean socks and a ride to the dentist. Add stagnating wages and layoff anxiety, and for millions of Americans, each week becomes a stressful triage between work and home that leaves them feeling...

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