Why Should Mothers Work? Carmen C. Gonzalez Interlink - UNCG Why Should Mothers Work? Everybody knows the importance of mothers during the development of children. Through the years psychologists and scientists have shown the effect of maternal employment on children, but little research has addressed the effects of employment on the psychological health of new mothers. It is a reality that today many women cannot stay at home because they have bills to pay.
Children were an economic responsibility for women - providing food, housing and clothing until the child was independent and could go out to work to provide for the family themselves. Most working class women worked, as this was an obligation, but this work contrasted hugely to that of their male counterparts, occupying roles of lower skill and less pay. Edward Cadbury in 1909 said that marriage was ‘an escape from work’ Trint, S. History Learning Site 2010-2011. Women’s Rights. www.historylearningsite.co.uk [accessed 07122011].
Also it shows that women have to do a “double shift”. This means that women go out to work in which they get paid. then they come home and work again domestically without being paid, where as men go to work get paid and then come home and lets their partner do all the housework. Bott 1957 studied conjugal roles (roles within a marriage), increasingly common since the 1970s is joint conjugal roles. This is where the couples share roles within their marriage.
They are held back by traditional gender roles. Many women thus have to work two jobs, at the workplace and at home as The U.S. is one of a few countries that doesn’t provide paid maternity leave, so women often lose the opportunity to advance. There is also a huge disparity of women in government positions, as the U.S. ranks #69 among countries with the highest percentage of women in government. Women make up 50% of the population in the United States, but only 17% of Congress and have never served as president. A large part of this has to do with stereotypes, as women are seen as weak and unlikely to serve better than their male counterparts on issues such as national defense.
The rest of the states only offer maternity or the minimal requirements of the law. In my opinion, I believe that all men should get paternity leave with pay. This could put a damper on the family’s financial situation, especially if the mother is not able to return to work for a long period of time or if it might be their only source of income. The father should be able to have a connection with their kid and they should be able to be there for the mother while she heals, rest, and completely recovers. So, should men get paid paternity leave?
Essay on the changing role of women as a consequence of WW1 Before 1914 Many women stopped at home and worked by doing the washing, sewing, and looking after their families, which were the normal activities of a housewife. Before WW1 just over half of all single women and one in seven married women worked outside the home to make money. The men were the breadwinners of the family, and were basically the boss; this was the way the hierarchy in the family was before 1914. Women in paid work weren’t treated the same as the male workers. There was a lot of sexist employers as most of them thought a ‘women’s place’ was in the home.
Lucretia, the housewife of husband John Burnett, feels unappreciated and taken for granted while she maintains the house and raises their children. She spends her whole day “rearing...[her children]... and looking after her husband and the house” (King). This is the normal role of the housewife during the late 19th century. John Burnett worked on the construction of the railroads in town under the boss who would later steal his wife. Women in the Victorian era were dependent on their husbands financially and one third of all women in england still led a domestic housewife role (“Victoria’s Past”).
However in actuality, sixty percent of QwaQwa’s industrial workers earned less than R60 a month. Wage levels were generally accepted without challenge due to fear in regions of mass unemployment and poverty. Black women provided a “cheap labour and hard-working labour force” . They lowered their self-worth and respect to survive and provide for their children as best as they
The other side claims that year round school is essential for some, since student often forget a lot during the summer break. Nonetheless, Year round school is definitely not the answer, because it creates family conflict, it creates social problem, and it takes away job opportunities for students during the summer. Year round schooling has been reported to create family conflict due to the change in schedule. The reason why this has become a controversy for families, because children may not be on the same schedule as their sibling. One sibling might be enjoying his or her two month break while the other has to sit in class working.