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Sylvia Hewlett, “Cost of Neglecting Our Children.”

58. What were the results of her study with Yale graduates’ wives?

-Males all doing better than wives
-Divorce rate of 70%
-Wives make low $11,000 a year, compared to husbands $185,000
-Once wives have kid do even worse bc lack of childcare and other things like health insurance.
-The average woman took about 9 years off to take care of kids, and moved around a lot for husbands job.

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What were the three factors she said must be addressed to improve the welfare of children?

1. Resources
2. Time
3. Attitude