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Work and Family
It’s a question as old, perhaps, as humanity itself—how do you successfully raise a family and work to support yourself and them at the same time? Young women today are tackling this question in a new light-- as they participate more in the formal economy and take on a greater share of responsibility for family finances.

Do children suffer if mom is working too much? Is it harder for women to combine work and family than for men? Is it okay NOT to have family? Do some women even have a choice? (What about women whose household labor is invisible?)

Hear from Nasra Abubakar, from Somalia. Her mother was a camel farmer—she is a college-educated professional like many in her generation. What is it like to be a professional working mother in East Africa?

Or read the work of Lucia Etxebarria, a novelist from Spain. In her engrossing story, a Spanish business exec turns 30, and realizes with despair that all of her focus on work may not have made her happy. How do we find that elusive balance?

What are your thoughts on these important questions?
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