As Scotland weighs independence, do women hold the key?

September 13, 2014 12:03 PM

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As Scotland weighs independence, do women hold the key?

Scots will vote on Sept. 18 – and women have emerged as the ultimate swing vote. Though many Scots are skeptical, the Scottish National Party has vowed that it will shape an independent Scotland in the image of Scandinavia, which sets high standards on gender equality and social justice.

Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland — When Susan Robertson, a young Scottish mother in Glasgow, looks at the child-care options in front of her, she doesn’t see a lot of choice.

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