Motherhood, employment and the "child penalty"

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dc.contributor.author Baker, Maureen en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-27T01:28:54Z en
dc.date.issued 2010-05 en
dc.identifier.citation WOMEN STUD INT FORUM 33(3):215-224 May 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 0277-5395 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/12079 en
dc.description.abstract Current discourse tends to emphasise choices rather than constraints but researchers identify numerous social constraints to reproduction as well as earning while caring. Policies and public discourse support parenting and expect most parents to earn a living but parenthood is more consequential for the employment outcomes of mothers than fathers. This New Zealand research examines gendered strategies to accommodate parenthood and employment, comparing participants in different circumstances. It is based on qualitative interviews from three studies: the first with couples trying to reproduce, the second with career academics discussing work-family integration, and the third with sole mothers expected to move from "welfare to work". These studies reinforce previous findings that work/family integration is more complex for mothers than fathers or childless women. However, they also show that employment "choices" vary among women and are shaped by domestic arrangements, perceptions of support, occupational requirements and ideas about "good mothering". (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en
dc.language EN en
dc.publisher PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Women's Studies International Forum en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Details obtained from http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0277-5395/ en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.subject GENDER en
dc.subject CHILDLESSNESS en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.subject INFERTILITY en
dc.subject PARENTHOOD en
dc.subject ACADEMIA en
dc.subject TIME en
dc.subject LIFE en
dc.title Motherhood, employment and the "child penalty" en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.wsif.2010.01.004 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 215 en
pubs.volume 33 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Elsevier Ltd. en
pubs.end-page 224 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 98976 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en


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