According to statistics, working age American women are more educated than ever before, yet, in this educated group , ‘she’ faces the biggest economic gender gap and ‘he’ doesn’t have to think about ‘who’s going to watch the children if he has a late client meeting’.
“Women don’t step back from work because they have rich husbands, she said. They have rich husbands because they step back from work.”
As we have uncovered in our research, this is not about women leaving work to have babies — they don’t, though they may take lesser demanding jobs. Recent research identifies the ‘greedy professions”: finance, law and consulting as building the unintended structural barrier.
From this article in the New York Times: “It’s about how the nature of work has changed in ways that push couples who have equal career potential to take on unequal roles.”