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Women who opt out : the debate over working mothers and work-family balance

Author: Bernie D Jones
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2012.
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In a much-publicized and much-maligned 2003 New York Times article, "The Opt-Out Revolution," the journalist Lisa Belkin made the controversial argument that highly educated women who enter the workplace tend to leave upon marrying and having children. Women Who Opt Out is a collection of original essays by the leading scholars in the field of work and family research, which takes a multi-disciplinary approach in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Women who opt out.
New York : New York University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011043492
(OCoLC)756592624
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernie D Jones
ISBN: 9780814745052 0814745059 9780814745069 0814745067
OCLC Number: 779828145
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 199 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
"Opting out" : women's history and feminist legal theory --
Introduction: women, work and motherhood in American history / Bernie D. Jones --
Is "opting out" for real? --
The rhetoric and reality of "opting out" : toward a better understanding of professional women's decisions to head home / Pamela Stone and Lisa Ackerly Hernandez --
The real "opt-out revolution" and a new model of flexible careers / Kerstin Aumann and Ellen Galinsky --
Can all women "opt in" before they "opt out?" --
"Opting in" to full labor force participation in hourly jobs / Susan J. Lambert --
The challenges to and consequences of "opting out" for low-wage, new mothers / Maureen Perry-Jenkins --
The future of family caregiving : the value of work-family strategies that benefit both : care consumers and paid care workers / Peggie R. Smith --
Care work and women's employment : a comparative perspective / JoyaMisra --
Conclusion --
The opt out revolution revisited / Joan C. Williams & Jamie Dolkas --
Bibliography --
About the contributors --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Bernie D. Jones.

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Makes the case that women who leave the workplace are being pushed out by a work environment that is hostile to women, to children, and to the demands of family care-giving  Read more...

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