Professor Caitlyn Collins, Department of Sociology, Washington University, lectures on Making Motherhood Work, How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving as part of the “IAS/SIR Speaker Series”.
Professor Caitlyn Collins current project is an interview study of 135 working mothers in Sweden, Germany, Italy, and the United States. These countries offer distinct policy approaches to reconciling work-family conflict. Collins examines how different ideals of gender, motherhood, and employment are embedded in these policies, and how they shape the daily lives of working mothers in each country. A book based on this research, Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving, was published in February 2019 with Princeton University Press.