How American Mothers Can Launch a Social Movement for Workplace Flexibility

Jocelyn Elise Crowley, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

As more women join the workforce, stresses mount for both employed and stay-at-home moms. Pundits say these groups are at war, but Jocelyn Crowley finds shared concerns and groundwork for a unified movement.

Read Crowley's brief here – and click here for information about her recently published book, Mothers Unite! Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life (Cornell University Press, 2013).

Crowley recently discussed her new book with Dr. Susan Newman in a fascinating interview published in the May 28 edition of Psychology Today. The book has garnered praise and attention in outlets ranging from The Atlantic magazine to Forbes.com. Links are available in Crowley's profile.

The profile includes many references and links to Jocelyn Crowley's research, civic engagement, and media appearances. She is a political scientist whose work focuses on U.S. social policy and government responses to changes in American families. In addition to her recent work on mothers' advocacy organizations, Crowley has done research on U.S. child support policies and on fathers' rights groups.

July 2013