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  Claudia Goldin explores the implications of “greedy work”

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For many people, the Covid pandemic has been an eighteen-month interruption. Survive it, and get back to work. For those born after 1979, it may prove to have been a new beginning. Women and men born in the twenty-first century may have found themselves beginning their lives together in the midst of yet another historic turning point. That’s the argument Claudia Goldin advances in Career and Family: Women’s Century-long Journey toward Equity (Princeton, 2021). As a reader who has been engaged as a practitioner in both career and family for many years, I aver that this is no ordinary book.