New report, Labor after Labor, from the Kauffman Foundation examines the challenges facing mothers in the workforce. Mothers leave the traditional workplace for entrepreneurship, seeking to increase flexibility in their personal and work lives. However, entrepreneurship also has its own sets of challenges for mothers.
The paper explores mother entrepreneurship within the context of four trends, including:
Policy solutions, outlined in the paper, offer suggestions for policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurship support organizations, and society as a whole.
One of the biggest takeaways from the paper is that the changing nature of work challenges us to rethink how work is structured and rewarded. Finding policy solutions that support working mothers, both as employees and entrepreneurs, can provide broad benefits to parents, workers, and the economy.
Check out the full paper here.
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