Achieving a sustainable work/life balance is of paramount
concern for many Americans. It’s easy to see why: two of
every three adults are now active in the world of work,1 and
children are just as likely to live with a working mother as a working
father.2 Women’s employment patterns are becoming more like
men’s, but public policies and employers have not filled in the gap
between the time and care that families need and the time workers
have available to meet those needs.