Wednesday, February 27, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes Washington University assistant professor of sociology Caitlyn Collins, who will sign and discuss her new book, Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving, at this official Launch Party event! Refreshments will be provided.
Of all Western industrialized countries, the United States ranks dead last for supportive work-family policies: No federal paid parental leave. The highest gender wage gap. No minimum standard for vacation and sick days. The highest maternal and child poverty rates. Can American women look to European policies for solutions? Making Motherhood Work draws on interviews that sociologist Caitlyn Collins conducted over five years with 135 middle-class working mothers in Sweden, Germany, Italy, and the United States. She explores how women navigate work and family given the different policy supports available in each country.
“Making Motherhood Work is the first cross-cultural investigation of what it feels like to live within different cultural and policy worlds. Mothers (and fathers)—even future ones—need to read this fascinating, thought-provoking, and illuminating book.” —Allison J. Pugh, author of The Tumbleweed Society
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Making Motherhood Work from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Click here to pre-order your copy!
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.