Mommies and Daddies on the Fast Track:: Success of Parents in Demanding Professions (The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Series)ISBN: 141291566X;
In the past 30 years, women have made dramatic forays into previously male-dominated professions that have been termed "fast-track jobs"; examples include law, medicine, academe, corporate management, engineering, and financial management. These careers, which typically require long hours and have little flexibility, often have significant impacts on the families of the workers. The work-family issues for parents in these fast-track jobs differ in many ways from those faced by parents employed in lower paying, less demanding jobs. Since these fast-track professions pay well, quality child care is not usually the problem. Instead, the issue is usually a shortage of time. Can women - or men -A in fast-track jobs have it all? Or are they being forced into delayed parenthoodA - or even denied parenthood? Do fast track workers who reduce their hours to accommodate family obligations stay on track, or do they...
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