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Crittenden to speak on the price of motherhood, March 4

journalist Ann Crittenden will speak on "The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in 16 Robertson Hall.

She is the author of the 2001 book by the same title. Drawing on hundreds of interviews around the country and research in economics, history, child development and law, she makes the case that mothers are systematically disadvantaged and undervalued by society.

From 1975 to 1983, Crittenden was a reporter for The New York Times, where she wrote on a broad range of economic issues, initiated numerous investigative reports and produced a series on world hunger that was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She also has been a financial writer and a foreign correspondent for Newsweek, a reporter for Fortune, a visiting lecturer at MIT and Yale, an economics commentator for CBS News and the executive director of the Fund for Investigative Journalism in Washington, D.C.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Gender and Development Policy Network .

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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