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Crittenden, Ann

  • By: Roshaunda D. Cade
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

Ann Crittenden is a journalist and author. She has written for Fortune, Newsweek, and the New York Times, and has published in many periodicals including the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. Crittenden is best known for her book on the economic effects of motherhood, The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World Is Still the Least Valued.

Born in 1937 and a native of Dallas, TX, Crittenden is part of the Texas tradition of strong women like journalist Molly Ivins and politician Ann Richards. She earned a B.A. from Southern Methodist University, an M.A. from Columbia University School of International Affairs, and left the Ph.D. program in Modern European History at Columbia as ABD (All But ...

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