Aristotle tells us that all politics starts in the family, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the infamously fraught relationship between mother and daughter. Here, the novelist, playwright and poet Deborah Levy chooses five books – or rather, four books and one film – that explore motherhood.
Getting to 50/50: How Working Parents Can Have It All
by Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober
A Grand Gender Convergence: Its Last Chapter
by Claudia Goldin
by Debra E Meyerson
Behind the Kitchen Door
by Sarumathi Jayaraman
Living Wages, Equal Wages: Gender and Labour Market Policies in the United States
by Deborah M. Figart and Ellen Mutari and Marilyn Power
Despite having slightly higher education levels, women working full-time in the US still only earn 79% of what men do. Stanford economist and author of Sharing the Work, Myra Strober, picks the best books—and one article—that explain the gender wage gap, and, more importantly, show us what we can do about it.