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The Resource Opting out? : why women really quit careers and head home, Pamela Stone

Opting out? : why women really quit careers and head home, Pamela Stone

Label
Opting out? : why women really quit careers and head home
Title
Opting out?
Title remainder
why women really quit careers and head home
Statement of responsibility
Pamela Stone
Title variation
Why women really quit careers and head home
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With insight and compassion, Pam Stone shows convincingly that, far from representing a return to tradition, the decision of some women to relinquish high-powered careers is a reluctant and conflict-ridden response to the growing mismatch between privatized families and time-demanding jobs. By charting the institutional obstacles and cultural pressures that continue to leave even the most advantaged women facing impossible options, Opting Out? gets beneath the hype and offers the real story behind the misleading headlines. This groundbreaking study is required reading for anyone who cares about the fate of families, work, and gender equality in contemporary America."--Kathleen Gerson, author of Hard Choices: How Women Decide About Work, Career, and Motherhood "Pamela Stone's Opting Out? is a creative and beautifully written addition to the burgeoning scholarly and popular literature on work and family. Stone gives voice to those elite career women-the 'best and the brightest'-who have returned home to raise their kids. She creatively unpacks these women's 'choices,' describing both the 'pulls' of family life but also the labor market 'pushes.' Opting Out? is a fully nuanced portrait of women (and their husbands) struggling to make important life decisions in a culture that often provides only simplistic zero-sum alternatives: mom or worker, even though most women are already working moms. Women want alternative visions of working motherhood, yet are often stymied by outmoded workplace models (and firms and managers) insensitive to the concerns of working families
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324025
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stone, Pamela
Dewey number
306.874/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759.46
LC item number
.S86 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stay-at-home mothers
  • Work and family
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Life change events
Target audience
adult
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why women really quit careers and head home
Label
Opting out? : why women really quit careers and head home, Pamela Stone
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0711/2007006566.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dream team -- Family matters -- Home alone -- Gilded cages -- The choice gap -- Half-full, half-empty -- Mothers of re-invention -- Cocooning: the drift to domesticity -- Dreams and visions: getting there -- Appendix. Study methodology
Control code
633340
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780520244351
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007006566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520244351
  • (OCoLC)84838543
Label
Opting out? : why women really quit careers and head home, Pamela Stone
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0711/2007006566.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dream team -- Family matters -- Home alone -- Gilded cages -- The choice gap -- Half-full, half-empty -- Mothers of re-invention -- Cocooning: the drift to domesticity -- Dreams and visions: getting there -- Appendix. Study methodology
Control code
633340
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780520244351
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007006566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520244351
  • (OCoLC)84838543

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