The parent trap: Israeli moms desperate not to be housewives

14.08.2011                      14.Aw-Elul, 5771

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The parent trap: Israeli moms desperate not to be housewives

Inadequate and expensive child care means it still doesn't pay for some moms to work.

Among the women taking part in the social justice demonstrations and teaching their children to wave signs and shout "welfare state," the case of Yael Barda is somewhat special. At the end of the 1990s, Barda founded and managed Mahapach-Taghir, a social-welfare movement that assists residents of disadvantaged neighborhoods to fight for social rights such as housing and education.
Armed with experience in dealing with municipality and government officials, she studied law and specialized in governmental bureaucracy. She is now working on her doctoral thesis in Princeton University's sociology department. Her subject: The impact of the Mandate administration on population-registry systems in India and Israel….