Since the publication of “The Feminine Mystique,” Betty Friedan’s manifesto of the unhappy housewife, we have thought of working motherhood as a matter of personal satisfaction and the fulfillment of promise. I don’t know if it was ever so benign, but it isn’t now. It is a matter of survival for families — not just mothers — at all but the very highest income levels.
It is morally right that we should find a way to support families with quality, affordable child care. And it makes a hell of a lot of economic sense, too.
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