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“We’ve created a society where it’s very hard to be a worker and a parent,”-Dr. Barbara Risman for The Hill

Dr. Risman was recently cited in article titled, "Americans are older than ever," written about the low birthrates in the United States.

“Birthrates are about women’s lives, about gender equality,” said Barbara Risman, a distinguished professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. “When you have a society set up such that women find a conflict between caretaking and working for pay, then you have low birthrates" says Risman.