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Jan. 21, 1975: When mom and dad work, who takes care of the kids?

Only 40 years ago, the question of which parent does what in a household with two careers and children was a novel one.

Perhaps the feel of the piece is best captured by married mother of two Dr. Miriam Meisler, who told reporter Sue Buyer that in order for such a situation to work, “a woman has to have a husband who takes her career seriously.”

"Two careers in the family: Which takes precedence?"

"Thousands of young girls growing up now are confident that they, like Dr. Meisler, can combine a career, even a demanding one involving long hours, with marriage and family."

22 Jan 1975 two careers family text

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