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Women Caught Up In 'Rug Rat Race'

March 23, 2010

people and society graphic College-educated mothers in the United States are going to extremes to secure elite college admission for their kids, say University of California, San Diego, economists Garey and Valerie Ramey. Since the mid-1990s, these women have dramatically increased the time they spend on childcare, especially on organizing and driving to activities. Full Story

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