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    Ready : why women are embracing the new later motherhood / Elizabeth Gregory.
    by Gregory, Elizabeth.
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    New York : Basic Books, 2007.
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  • Middle-aged mothers.
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  • Motherhood.
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  • Working mothers.
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    9780465027859 (hbk. : alk. paper)
    0465027857 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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    ix, 298 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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    Introduction : ready? -- 1. Waiting : the backstory -- Working mom, circa 1922 -- The Nexus of change -- Birth control, "the rich get richer and the poor get children" -- Education : "the neglected education of my fellow creatures is the grand source of the misery I deplore" -- 2. Ready : willing and able -- 3. Moms in the workplace : the benefits of age -- Higher wages -- The clout effect -- The benefits of age -- The trickle up -- Work/life balance and the flextime movement -- What is part time? -- Small-business moms -- Making work choices around family -- 4. Moms at home : when is a job not a job? -- What is a stay-at-home mom? -- The stay-at-home new late mom : what's the difference? -- Deciding to stay home -- Changing gears -- Stay-at-home moms and the clout effect -- Revaluing women's work -- 5. All in the family : changing the ways we live and love -- The new traditionalists -- Peer marriage -- The older woman -- Gay moms -- Divorce, new later motherhood style -- New late single moms -- Only children -- 6. Sarah laughed : who's fertile and how -- Progenitrix -- Ball of confusion -- What are my odds? -- Where did we get those odds? -- What about fertility tech? -- Counting up : who's fertile later? -- Non-age-based infertility -- Is infertility on the rise? -- Proactive fertility -- Miscarriage and multiples -- Fertility ethics -- How old is too old? -- Insurance -- Future tech -- 7. Adoption : expanding the borders of family -- The adoption options -- Domestic foster care -- Trans-racial adoption -- Private adoption -- International adoption -- Gay adoption -- 8. Fifty is the new thirty? : health, looks, evolution, and the new line of later moms -- Longer life expectancy -- Health issues -- Looking good -- Sandwiched : between elder care and kid care -- Sandwiched? The next generation -- Menopause -- Evolution now : grand/mothering -- Epilogue : readiness matters -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix A. Who's in the study -- Appendix B. Work status data.
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