Ivy-League Education Makes Moms More Likely to Stay Home
"The work environment really matters," she said.
Claudia Goldin, an economics professor at Harvard who also has studied these issues extensively, said it's always been true that many women will slow their careers when they have children. But she questioned whether that should be considered a problem when women have long lives to pursue both professional and personal goals.
"There isn't any change in opting out. Professional women, women who have advanced degrees—even women with BAs and nothing else—are having their kids a lot later," she said. "So, seeing women slow down a bit in their 30s may have been a surprise to some, but it's not a surprise to anyone on the ground."