The Price of Parenthood

Tuesday 12 February, 2013
6:30 - 8:15pm, $0/Rsvp

New America
199 Lafayette Street, Suite 3B

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Career first, babies later. That seems to be the motto of modern Americans who often still feel they must choose between fulfilling professional ambitions and starting a family. But delaying parenthood has its own flaws, including potential infertility, making the choice about when to have kids arduous even as Americans are flipping the traditional script about love and family across class lines. In a post-recession world, what's the price of having children?And how can we make these choices easier?

Join journalists Judith Shulevitz, Aaron Traister, and Nona Willis Aronowitz for an intergenerational discussion on why Americans are stuck between a biological clock and a hard place.


Judith Shulevitz
Science Editor, The New Republic

Aaron Traister
Columnist, Redbook Magazine
Stay-at-home father

Nona Willis Aronowitz
Fellow, Roosevelt Institute
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