LERA member and University of Chicago social work professor Susan J. Lambert had an op-ed, "When Flexibility Hurts," published in the Sept. 20 New York Times. Here's how it begins:
"At first glance, women at the top and the bottom of the labor market seem to have very different problems.
"Professional women at law firms, in academia and in the media complain about the punishing hours — and unceasing streams of e-mail — that make it difficult to make time for their families. At the other extreme, many women in retail, restaurant and health care jobs are underemployed; they’re looking for more hours of work (and ideally, regular hours) to support their families. ..." <Read more>
First published in the New York Times Sept. 20, 2012