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

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Subject: Stay-at-home mothers.
Work and family.
Choice (Psychology)
Life change events.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic book.

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  • ISBN: 9780520941793
  • ISBN: 0520941799
  • ISBN: 9781429478076
  • ISBN: 1429478071
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 295 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-285) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary: 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 th.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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