Many American mothers say part-time work would be ideal.
For many working women, motherhood is a major interruption to their career. Some eventually work their way back up to full-time work, but there are many other paths that women might follow.
Children can get quite expensive.
Sen. Warren is proposing universal child care as a way to rein in the soaring costs of raising a family. A sociologist explains what’s driving the trend.
Our obsession with busyness is about managing relationships – not just time.
Neve Te Aroha Ardern, just three months old, discovers UN headquarters in New York with his father and mother, who holds the highest political office in New Zealand.
The media interest in the New Zealand leader, who gave birth this summer, is an illustration of the difficulties faced by women who choose to pursue a career without sacrificing their lives as mothers.
Only 3 percent of these prizes have gone to women since 1901.
Progress has been made toward gender parity in science fields. But explicit and implicit barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.
Non-stop working cultures comes at the expense of the quality of our lives and our health.
Men outnumber women in top-paying academic jobs and university leadership.
Without affirmative action through gender quotas and targets, we will have another 30 years of glacial progress on gender equity in academia.
A variety of personal reasons motivate people to run a small business.
Most owners of small businesses reconcile competing work and life demands in an ad hoc way.
The franchise sector might be missing out on opportunities to attract female entrepreneurs.
Women are more willing to take risks and innovate than the stereotype suggests, but even more would likely go into business via franchising if they knew about all the start-up support they can get.
Many graduate students report psychological distress, but the fear of stigma and other factors often dissuade them from seeking help.
Colleges and universities must do more to combat a "culture of silence" that dissuades many graduate students from seeking help with mental health issues, researchers argue.
A four-day week trial showed that if workers have more control over their job, they feel and perform better.
A trial of a four-day working week shows that employees felt better about their job, were more engaged and reported better work-life balance and less stress.
Entrepreneurs must grapple with uncertainty and work the longest hours. Yet they are happier and often healthier than people in other jobs.
There are more than a thousand chief happiness officers on LinkedIn but their roles differ wildly.
Modern life seems to encourage acceleration for the sake of acceleration – to what end?
Technology has made many aspects of daily life much easier. So why do we still feel so overwhelmed?
What your career history means for your retirement future.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing, and arts and recreation services are much more precarious for their employees.
Despite relatively stable and low levels of unemployment, workers are increasingly concerned that their jobs are at risk.
Flexible working for family reasons should be celebrated.
Removing the stigma around flexible working can also remove some of the unconscious biases that work against mothers.
Out-of-pocket expenses for delivery run in the tens of thousands for many Americans.
Some experts fret that the US birthrate is on the decline. That might not be so surprising, when the cost of having children in the US has grown exponentially since the 1960s.
The US is only the 18th happiest country in the world. That's the lowest ranking since reporting began in 2012. What are policymakers doing wrong?
Men’s dominance in the boardroom has barely changed over the years.
The share of board seats held by women varies dramatically across the country, from none in Alaska to close to half in New Mexico. A few key policies may make all the difference.