Millions of women in this country are caring for an aging parent or parents and for many, it’s not going so well.
The career setbacks they may have experienced as a result of motherhood are compounded by the setbacks they are now experiencing as a result of daughterhood. And what’s even more troublesome is that these hits to their career come at a time when a woman’s earning potential starts to wane and her job prospects drop off significantly.
Like working mothers, working daughters need better policies and structural change to support their work and life challenges. And just like working mothers, working daughters should expect to wait a long time to see these changes enacted.
Every society must choose which goods and services—from education to roads to health care—to provide publicly and which to relegate to the realm of...