2014.06.14【英译中】The Cost of Raising a Special Needs Son 05

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You might be thinking that I’m wallowing in self-pity because I can’t go on a hike. Plenty of kids don’t go on hikes, and they are fine. This is true, but it indicates the other, more indirect cost of Edmund. That is, it’s not just what we actually pay but what we don’t earn. If we don’t pay for someone to take care of him, then my husband or I are taking care of him. And that means we can’t work.

你可能会想我沉湎于自怜自艾中,因为我不能去远足。许多孩子也不能去,他们都很好。这是真的,但这也表明埃德蒙其他方面更多的间接成本。也就是说,我们不仅有庞大的开销而且无法挣钱。如果我们不请人来照顾他,那么我和我丈夫就要照顾他,这意味着我们无法去工作。


There’s no way my husband and I can both have full-time jobs at regular business hours and care for Edmund. There are too many doctors’ appointments, too many emergencies. We both recently earned Ph.Ds in philosophy. We began our study before we married and had kids. The job market in philosophy went from awful to dreadful starting in 2008 and has never really recovered. There are hundreds of applications for any one job—and all the more applications in cities with children’s hospitals and decent public special education. There is the infamous two-body problem in academia. We have something of a three-body problem. It is, rather famously, not the most prudent move to get a Ph.D in philosophy. But plenty of people have managed to be professors and have families. We just did not foresee Edmund.

我们夫妻两人没办法在一家正规公司找到一份全职工作同时照顾埃德蒙。他有太多的医生预约,太多的突发事件。我们俩最近都获得哲学博士学位。我们在结婚拥有孩子后开始学习,哲学的就业前景2008年开始从糟糕到令人恐惧,而且从未真正恢复。上百人去竞争一份工作—并且许多申请集中在城市的儿童医院和像样的公立特殊教育机构。那就是目前在学术界臭名昭著的二体问题。而我们有着三体问题,那就是,非常出名,并非用最谨慎的举措去得到哲学博士学位。但很多人已成功地成为教授,并组建家庭。我们只是没有预料到埃德蒙。


Suppose my husband gets hired in a tenure-track position at a university. I will not be able to get a full-time job to supplement the family income, as I might have if I hadn’t had Edmund. That’s money we could have earned, but did not.

假设我的丈夫在一个大学得到了一个终生任职的教授职位,我将无法去找一份全职工作来补贴家用,如果没有埃德蒙的话我可能会去做。这就是我们本可以赚来的钱,但没有去赚的。


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