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Opting out? why women really quit careers and head home

Pamela. Stone


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  • Title:
    Opting out? why women really quit careers and head home
  • Author: Pamela. Stone
  • Description: CONTENTS; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Dream Team; 2. Family Matters; 3. Home Alone; 4. Gilded Cages; 5. The Choice Gap; 6. Half-Full, Half-Empty; 7. Mothers of Re-Invention; 8. Cocooning: The Drift to Domesticity; 9. Dreams and Visions: Getting There; Appendix. Study Methodology; Notes; References; Index
    Noting a phenomenon that might seem to recall a previous era, The New York Times Magazine recently portrayed women who leave their careers in order to become full-time mothers as ""opting out."" But, are high-achieving professional women really choosing to abandon their careers in order to return home? This provocative study is the first to tackle this issue from the perspective of the women themselves. Based on a series of candid, in-depth interviews with women who returned home after working as doctors, lawyers, bankers, scientists, and other professions, Pamela Stone explores the role that
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (316 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-282-36062-0;ISBN 9786612360626;ISBN 0-520-94179-9;ISBN 1-4337-0834-5
  • Subjects: Stay-at-home mothers; Work and family; Choice (Psychology); Life change events; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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