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Opting back in : what really happens when mothers go back to work

Author: Pamela Stone; Meg Lovejoy
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Interrupting a professional career is, for women who opt out, a conflicted decision of last resort. Most women envision returning to the labor force even as they leave it. But can they? Drawing on unique research that follows up women first interviewed for Opting Out?, Career, Interrupted profiles the efforts of a group of high-achieving women to go back to work. The good news is that these women, who are able to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stone, Pamela, 1950-
Opting back in.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019009633
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Stone; Meg Lovejoy
ISBN: 9780520290808 0520290801
OCLC Number: 1088543125
Notes: "A Naomi Schneider book"--[Front matter].
Description: xvi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Great expectations --
The siren call of privileged domesticity --
Putting family first : the slow return --
Career relaunch : heeding the call --
Career questing and reinvention --
The big picture --
The paradox of privilege and beyond --
Appendix : study methodology.
Responsibility: Pamela Stone and Meg Lovejoy.

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"Interrupting a professional career is, for women who opt out, a conflicted decision of last resort. Most women envision returning to the labor force even as they leave it. But can they? Drawing on unique research that follows up women first interviewed for Opting Out?, Career, Interrupted profiles the efforts of a group of high-achieving women to go back to work. The good news is that these women, who are able to draw on considerable resources, are successful. The bad news is that they face cross pressures of class and gender that create what we call the paradox of privilege, which reinforces gender inequality in the family and workplace and results in re-entry strategies that either marginalize them as contingent workers or, for the sizeable fraction who radically reinvent themselves, segregate them in female-dominated fields. The book offers an in-depth look at the pressures high potential women face as they struggle with the mixed signals of their class privilege--promise compromised by patriarchy--and offers up-close and personal insights in to how the twin pillars of gender inequality--the leadership and wage gaps--are created and maintained by the very women expected to transcend them"--Provided by publisher.

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