Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Sylvia Ann Hewlett (born 1946) is an economist, consultant, lecturer, and expert on gender and workplace issues.
A Kennedy Scholar and graduate of Girton College, Cambridge, Hewlett earned her PhD degree in economics at the University of London.
Hewlett is the founding President of the Center for Work-Life Policy, a non-profit organization which seeks to develop policies that... more »
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Modern women are squeezed between the devil and the deep blue sea, and there are no lifeboats out there in the form of public policies designed to help these women combine their roles as mothers and a...Sylvia Ann Hewitt (20th century), economist. A Lesser Life, ch. 2 (1986).
''For women the wage gap sets up an infuriating Catch-22 situation. They do the housework because they earn less, and they earn less because they do the housework.''Sylvia Ann Hewitt (20th century), economist. A Lesser Life, ch. 4 (1986).
The degree to which the child-rearing professionals continue to be out of touch with reality is astounding. For example, a widely read manual on breast-feeding, devotes fewer than two pages to the wor...Sylvia Ann Hewitt (20th century), U.S. economist. A Lesser Life, ch. 2 (1986).
''The decision to have a child is both a private and a public decision, for children are our collective future.''Sylvia Ann Hewitt (20th century), economist. A Lesser Life, ch. 6 (1986).