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Connelly on Working Mothers in Ongoing Washington Post Discussion

Story posted April 12, 2010

Mothers often hold down two jobs: there's the one at the workplace, and the unpaid work that awaits at home — the cooking, cleaning and caring for children.

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Rachel Connelly

Bion R. Cram Professor of Economics Rachel Connelly is tapped for a second time by Washington Post writer Brigid Schulte in the article, "Time-starved: Is the Recession Creating a Third Way?"

The blog entry in the "Story Lab" section of the Post discusses the challenges working mothers face in including leisure into their busy lives.

Connelly sheds light on the contemporary working family, and in particular, on contemporary working mothers.

"It would be great if you could have career-type jobs where you only work 30 hours a week," says Connelly in the piece. "Are we getting there anytime soon? No, we're not."

Connelly's research focuses on the intersection of demographics and labor markets. Her studies on child care and women's issues have been published in a variety of scholarly journals, including The China Journal, Demography, Econometrica, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Feminist Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and The Southern Economics Journal.

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