Friday, October 23, 2009

A Shiver From The Shriver Report

The Center for American Progress's Shriver Report, released last week, offers a stunning perspective on the transition of American women in the family, the workforce and our culture as a whole.

May of the top line insights from the report are painfully obvious to those of us in the 4 out of 5 families no longer in traditional households, i.e. with the man working and the woman caring for family full time. What is surprising is the perspective on how the new reality of two income earners conflicts with the institutions and traditions still moored to the old "wife at home" model. Among many areas of concern, this has especially dramatic implications on the future of elder care in America.

Read the report in its entirety, including excellent graphics, or check out the executive summary.

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