Finally, a thoughtful article about women and work in the NYT. This quote I found particularly important:
“When we saw women starting to drop out in the early part of this decade, we thought it was the motherhood movement, women staying home to raise their kids,” Heather Boushey, a senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, which did the Congressional study, said in an interview. “We did not think it was the economy, but when we looked into it, we realized that it was.”
Food for thought: how does this manifest itself in science and engineering jobs particularly? Or is it all as Tierney said (shudder)?