Effects of "Shriver Report" remain to be seen

10/5/2009 | Forbes

The lifestyles of working women have changed a lot since 1968, when the National Longitudinal Study of Youth identified how many young women expected to work past age 35 and how many actually did, writes Karlyn Bowman, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Bowman writes that MSNBC's "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Changes Everything" calls into question how women's issues about work and life balance have been resolved, and she points out that women still do most of the housework, still worry about who is taking care of their children and -- because so many men have been laid off -- are more frequently the only wage earner in their households.

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