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The Resource Birth strike : the hidden fight over women's work, Jenny Brown

Birth strike : the hidden fight over women's work, Jenny Brown

Label
Birth strike : the hidden fight over women's work
Title
Birth strike
Title remainder
the hidden fight over women's work
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When House Speaker Paul Ryan urged U.S. women to have more children, and Ross Douthat requested "More babies, please," they openly expressed what U.S. policymakers have been discussing for decades with greater discretion. Using technical language like "age structure," "dependency ratio," and "entitlement crisis," establishment think tanks are raising the alarm: if U.S. women don't have more children, we'll face an aging workforce, slack consumer demand, and a stagnant economy. Feminists generally believe that a prudish religious bloc is responsible for the fight over reproductive freedom in the U.S., but hidden behind this conventional explanation is a dramatic fight over women's reproductive labor. On one side, elite policymakers want an expanding workforce reared with a minimum of employer spending and a maximum of unpaid women's work. On the other side, women are refusing to produce children at levels desired by economic planners. With little access to childcare, family leave, health care, and with insufficient male participation, U.S. women are conducting a spontaneous birth strike. In other countries, panic over low birth rates has led governments to underwrite childbearing with generous universal programs, but in the U.S., women have not yet realized the potential of our bargaining position. When we do, it will lead to new strategies for winning full access to abortion and birth control, and for improving the difficult working conditions U.S. parents now face when raising children
Cataloging source
ESR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Jenny
Dewey number
363.9/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ766
LC item number
.B76 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women's rights
  • Labor
  • Birth control
  • Reproductive rights
Label
Birth strike : the hidden fight over women's work, Jenny Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [198]-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Reproduction and race
  • Cheap labor
  • Cannon fodder
  • Controlling the means of reproduction
  • Appendix: consciousness-raising questions
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the author
  • Introduction
  • International comparisons
  • Small government, big families
  • Is it a birth strike? women testify
  • Comstockery to the baby boom
  • Population panic to the baby bust
  • Longevity: crisis or blessing?
  • Immigration: "instant adults"
Control code
on1090288148
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781629636382
Lccn
2018948918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090288148
Label
Birth strike : the hidden fight over women's work, Jenny Brown
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [198]-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Reproduction and race
  • Cheap labor
  • Cannon fodder
  • Controlling the means of reproduction
  • Appendix: consciousness-raising questions
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the author
  • Introduction
  • International comparisons
  • Small government, big families
  • Is it a birth strike? women testify
  • Comstockery to the baby boom
  • Population panic to the baby bust
  • Longevity: crisis or blessing?
  • Immigration: "instant adults"
Control code
on1090288148
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781629636382
Lccn
2018948918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090288148

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