Opting Out?: Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home

Opting Out?: Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home Author Pamela Stone
ISBN-10 0520256573
ISBN-13 9780520256576
Year 2008-06-02
Pages 310
Language English
Publisher University of California Press
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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 their husbands children and coworkers play in their decision how womens efforts to construct new lives and new identities unfold once they are home and where their aspirations and plans for the future lie What we learncontrary to many media perceptionsis that these high flying women are not opting out but are instead being pushed out of the workplace Drawing on their experiences Stone outlines concrete ideas for redesigning workplaces to make it easier for womenand mento attain their goal of living rewarding lives that combine both families and careers

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ISBN-10 9780520256576
Release 2008-06-02
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