Date of Submission

Spring 2020

Academic Program


Project Advisor 1

Pavlina Tcherneva

Abstract/Artist's Statement

Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, the world has created institutions that oppress and isolate women. The mother is often the most isolated and confined to the roles of her job- a job not considered productive in the traditional framework of economics. This research explores the structure of family and culture that has impacted the lives of women in the United States. Now education and generations of feminists have created new paths for women, but children have been the barrier to lasting labor force participation. The workforce has discriminated against women for years. As sentiments towards women’s participation turns positive, it becomes increasingly hard to ascertain what the discrimination is directed towards. Most of the discrimination in the workplace today is its inflexibility to accommodate mothers. The prospect that United States families have to support themselves financially has diminished in the last forty years and single mothers have faced the greatest burden. United States policy is not sufficient enough to provision for and secure the livelihood of low-income mothers requiring action. All women in order to be emancipated under a capitalist system require the means to provide for their family. To that end, policy must be changed to increase the feasibility of mothers working and provide for low-income families.

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