"An excellent book, well written and accessible, controversial and careful. Gilbert does a terrific job of looking beneath the data to consider what they really tell us."—Anne Alstott, Yale Law School, author of No Exit: What Parents Owe Their Children and What Society Owes Parents
“A compelling, objective study by one of America’s leading public intellectuals, this book should trigger a serious debate about what is in the best interests of children.”—David Popenoe, Rutgers University, author of Life without Father
"A groundbreaking book, A Mother’s Work: How Feminism, the Market and Policy Shape Family Life, reconsiders traditional views on motherhood. Through his examination of the average middle class mom, Gilbert provides cutting edge analysis of a mother’s value in the market economy."—Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of Off-Ramps and On Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success, President of the Center for Work-Life Policy
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"Gilbert offers a thought-provoking analysis and policy response to an issue of critical importance."—Cheryl A. Hyde, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
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About the Author
Neil Gilbert is Milton and Gertrude Chernin Professor of Social Welfare and Social Services at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous books, including Welfare Justice and his writing on public policy issues has appeared in Commentary, Society, the Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Orinda, CA.