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New study to look at trends in couples’ earnings after baby

Women’s roles outside the home have changed dramatically over the past four decades. Women have strengthened their attachment to the labor force, moved into male-dominated fields and surpassed men in college graduation rates. However, women’s roles within the home have been slower to change.

A new study, “Trends in Couples’ Work Patterns After Childbirth,” led by Cornell’s Kelly Musick, professor of policy analysis and management, has been awarded $1 million over a three years by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Read the full Cornell Chronicle article by Stephen D’Angelo.

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