Mommies and Daddies on the Fast Track:: Success of Parents in Demanding Professions / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Can women - or men - in fast-track jobs have it all? Or are they being forced into delayed parenthood - or even denied parenthood? Do fast track workers who reduce their hours to accommodate family obligations stay on track, or do they become ineligible for top level promotions? Is the "mommy track" a temporary way station or total derailment? Are organizations and professions foregoing their most talented employees due to these high time demands and scheduling inflexibility?
With the increase of women in these fast-track fields, these questions affect more workers, drawing new attention. Recently, scholars from a variety of disciplines have been analyzing how organizational structures affect the career success rates of women or men in fast track jobs who devote more time to their families for a period and also the ability of successful women and men in these jobs to have families. The Alice Paul Center for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Pennsylvania hosted a conference dealing with the new research on families and fast track workers.
This special volume of The Annals includes the research papers from that conference. The papers include studies of the professions of academe, law, finance, and medicine. Also included are a study of the history of how college educated women have combined work and family over the last hundred years, and analysis of the forces that have led to inefficiently long hours for fast track workers, a study of fast track women who have dropped out, and discussions of policies and gender-based expectations that could change the capacity of workers to balance work and family obligations.
|Series:||The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Series , #596|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface - Janice Fanning Madden Section One: OverviewsThe Long Road to the Fast Track - Claudia GoldinEconomic Models of the "Family-Friendly" Workplace: Making the Case for Change - Amy WaxFast-Track Women and the "Choice" to Stay Home - Pamela Stone and Meg Lovejoy Section Two: Within the ProfessionsMarriage and Baby Blues: Re-defining Gender Equity in the Academy - Mary Ann Mason and Marc GouldenOverworked Faculty: Job Stresses and Family Demands - Jerry A. Jacobs and Sarah E. WinslowThe Mommy Track and Law Firm Partnership: Temporary Delay or Dead End? - Mary C. Noonan and Mary E. CorcoranMothers in Finance: Surviving and Thriving - Mary Blair-Loy and Amy S. Wharton The Evolution of Gender and Motherhood in Contemporary Medicine - Ann Boulis Section Three: Comments and Other Contexts "Mommies and Daddies on the Fast Track" in Other Wealthy Nations - Gwen MooreElite Careers and Family Commitment: It's (still) about Gender - Scott ColtraneWhere We Are Now and Future Possibilities - Joyce JacobsenChallenging the Double Standard in Parenting - Heidi HartmannThe Contemporary Myth of Choice: A Review of Four Recent Books on Family and Work - Rosanna Hertz