Fixing feminism means thinking about the economy

On Sunday, “Finding Time” got a nice shout-out in the New York Times by opinion writer Judith Shulevitz in her thought-provoking column “How to Fix Feminism,” that I wanted to share:

IN an important new book, “Finding Time,” the economist Heather Boushey argues that the failure of government and businesses to replace the services provided by “America’s silent partner” — the stay-at-home wife — is dampening productivity and checking long-term economic growth. A company that withholds family leave may drive away a hard-to-replace executive. Overstressed parents lack the time and patience to help children develop the skills they need to succeed. “Today’s children are tomorrow’s work force,” Ms. Boushey writes. “What happens inside families is just as important to making the economy hum along as what happens inside firms.”

 

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