Labor Market Punishing to Mothers

David Leonhardt of The New York Times discusses the workplaces unfriendly practices concerning women, especially mothers, saying, “The last three men nominated to the Supreme Court have all been married and, among them, have seven children. The last three women — Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Harriet Miers (who withdrew) — have all been single and without children. This little pattern makes the court a good symbol of the American job market.”